Scott Morrison – New $1.84b jobs fund to give Qld vaccine manufacturing a shot in the arm
Criteria for attracting federal funding was tabled at national cabinet on Friday, including that centres must be an hour’s drive to a tertiary hospital, which would effectively kill off Queensland’s plan for a facility near Toowoomba.
Included in the Queensland Jobs Fund will be a new $350 million industry partnership program to support sectors such as renewable energy, hydrogen, and infrastructure.
The fund, which will also include existing programs such as Made in Queensland and the Renewable Energy Fund, will aim to streamline processes for business dealings with the government across funding, land and planning approvals.
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