Posted on October 12, 2020 by iwano@_84
The latter honour recognises his services to science, technology and business, but also his role in fostering the relationship between Australia and the United Kingdom.
That relationship has, since June, been the subject of negotiations over a Free Trade Agreement that could boost relations with Australia’s seventh-biggest trading partner.
Sir Andrew says it is a relationship that ”is going to become much more important in the years to come”.
“With Brexit coming, whatever your persuasion on that, it is going to result in a more sovereign United Kingdom which will want to choose how it makes friends all over the world and will be much less constrained in the terms of doing that,” he says.
”The tyranny of distance is much less of a problem now for nations to collaborate. I think that was true anyway and I think that has been accelerated by the fact we now have to