Australia’s health care sector supports around upcoming 500 direct jobs

Australia’s health care sector supports around upcoming 500 direct jobs

by admin March 24, 2022 March 24, 2022 No comments

The Morrison Government has finalised an agreement with global pharmaceutical company Moderna that secures the production of up to 100 million Australian made mRNA doses every year and hundreds of manufacturing jobs too.

It will also make Australia a critical regional hub for mRNA technology development and production, bolstering our local biotechnology sector.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the agreement was an important milestone in securing Australia’s future pandemic preparedness and our place among the world’s best medical researchers.

“This next generation of Aussie-made, innovative health care will also support around 500 direct jobs during construction, plus hundreds of indirect jobs, with up to 200 highly skilled staff to work at the facility when it’s up and running from 2024.”

Minister for Health and Aged Care Greg Hunt said securing a sovereign on-shore mRNA technology was critical and would soon be a reality.

“This agreement and strategic partnership with Moderna and the Victorian Government is crucial insurance for the health of the Australian population,” Minister Hunt said.

“This partnership with Moderna will further strengthen our medical manufacturing sector and create high skilled local jobs, as well as provide great opportunities for the broader industry through domestic supply chains, clinical trials and research and development,” Minister Taylor said.

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