90 SECOND STATEMENT- Moon to Mars Grant for Cystalaid

Thank you Deputy Speaker.

Before I flew out of Brisbane over the weekend, I was spending time with my boys and filled them in on what I would be getting up to at work this week.

“I’m going to be talking about space,” I said.

Now, having two sons who are both diehard Star Wars fans, their interpretation of what I would be speaking about versus what I am actually speaking about is worlds apart.

But nonetheless, in a galaxy not so far away…

Or should I say, in our galaxy Deputy Speaker…

Our Government is recognising the great value of Australia’s space sector.

Recently the Morrison Government announced the recipients of the Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement Grants.

I was proud to see local Tingalpa business Crystalaid awarded over $538,000 in funding.

This is on top of $461,000 awarded to them earlier this year as part of the second round of this grants program.

Skyrocketing the total funding for this local business to $1 million.

Funding which allows Crystalaid to bring more employees onboard and deliver more opportunities for their skilled workers.

It will enhance their ability to supply cutting edge electronics to the international space industry.

And will see Crystalaid used in satellite electronics systems across the globe.

It’s been a privilege to witness Crystalaid’s rapid growth over the years and I couldn’t be prouder of their ongoing success.

Deputy Speaker, we’ve got lift off in Bonner!