The Hon Julie Bishop MP

Minister for Foreign Affairs

Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party

Federal Member for Curtin

7 December 2017




Member for Curtin Julie Bishop MP congratulated local business Linear Clinical Research on winning a prestigious award at the 55th Australian Export Awards on Tuesday evening in Canberra.

Linear was announced as winner of the Business Services category for their excellence in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, particularly their dedication to early phase clinical trials.

Minister Bishop said the awards honour the innovation and achievement of Australian companies.

“I met Linear CEO Dr Michael Winlo at the Nedlands research centre in July where he introduced me to some of the ground-breaking research currently being undertaken,”

“Our community has many innovative, high-calibre businesses and I am delighted to see a Curtin business recognised at this level.” Minister Bishop said.

Linear was one of 77 national finalists in contention for an award. Together, the finalists generated more than $3.9 billion in export sales in 2016-17 and employed more than 31,000 people.

Minister Bishop said the Coalition Government was pursuing an ambitious trade agenda to create new export opportunities businesses across the country.

“Increased exports mean more employment opportunities for local people. That’s why we’re working to secure new trade agreements to open new markets for Curtin exporters.”

For further information on the Australian Export Awards and a list of winners visit: 

Visiting Linear Clinical Research in Nedlands with CEO Dr Michael Winlo and Oncology and Haemotology Project lead Zelda Herbst


Media Contact:

Kate Barcham 0438 990 238