‘On the other side of this crisis we need to look at ‘Australia Incorporated’ and go back to making things, as we can’t rely on importing things from around the world‘
THIS is what needs to happen!
It’s not business as usual.
Shouldn’t Australia become self sufficient in vital –
And, of course, shouldn’t we maintain sovereignty in
What country in the world has
-only 3 weeks bulk oil based fuel supplies in storage
-only a few ports not owned/operated by foreign interests
-only a few energy retailers not foreign owned
-only a few dairy processors not foreign owned
-a majority of private hospitals are foreign owned
-no controls on who can buy
irrigation water entitlements
The list goes on, the answer is…
… Of course it’s Australia!
Jessica Hinchliffe writes in ‘Triple Eight Race Engineers create ventilator to help ICUs during COVID-19 Crisis’
‘Supercar engineers are taking their skills from the racetrack to the ICU ward by creating a ventilator prototype to help during the coronavirus crisis.
- The team that helps engineer Jamie Whincup’s Supercar was set the challenge by Queensland’s Manufacturing Minister to create a ventilator prototype
- Triple Eight Race Engineering will partner with a manufacturing company to take the prototype further
- The engineers hope industries would see the necessity of manufacturing in Australia
‘Triple Eight Race Engineering, based in Banyo on Brisbane’s northside, quickly assembled the ventilator using their skills from Supercars Championship racing.
Team principal Roland Dane said the prototype was the result of his engineering team working with medical professionals and local intensive care unit experts. …
Mr Dane said the group was approached by Queensland’s Minister for Manufacturing, Cameron Dick, to work around the clock to come up with a prototype.
“He challenged me to come up with an ‘Apollo 13 fix’, if you like, of what you could do in an emergency,” he said.
“We followed that up with a call to a leading ICU specialist in USA, Professor John Fraser, and put our heads down to put something together that could help if our backs are against the wall.
“Engineering is engineering, so when you’re involving a control system, an electrical motor, and circuit board it’s not dissimilar to the parts we use on a sophisticated Supercar.” ‘
Mr Dane took the * opportunity and said:
“On the other side of this crisis we need to look at ‘Australia Incorporated’ and go back to making things, as we can’t rely on importing things from around the world.” *READ MORE!