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Gold Coast heroes to be honoured for outstanding contributions

From the parent who helps out at the local surf club, to the resident who is paying it forward, and the young person who is making a difference; the call has officially gone out to find the unsung heroes of the southern Gold Coast. Nominations are now open for the 2020 McPherson Community Awards, which celebrate the outstanding contributions resid... read more »

SPACE AGENCY LINKS UP WITH GLOBAL SATELLITE COMPANY

The Australian Space Agency has signed an agreement with space and defence giant, Thales, further strengthening Australia’s international space connections to create new local jobs. Thales is a French company operating and investing in the Australian space and defence sectors, delivering satellite-based systems. Minister for Industry, Science and... read more »

MAKING AUSTRALIA AN INTERNATIONAL LEADER IN MEDICINAL CANNABIS

The Morrison Government is maximising the economic potential of Australia’s medicinal cannabis industry, with Major Project Status granted for the development of new facilities in South East Queensland and regional Victoria. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the medicinal cannabis industry can boost exports and creat... read more »

NEW APPOINTMENT FOR NATIONAL SCIENCE ADVISORY GROUP

Former Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Wood AM has been appointed to the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) – Australia’s foremost science advisory body.   Professor Wood is Director of the Burns Service of Western Australia and co-founder of the Fiona Wood Foundation.  Announcing her four-year appointment today,... read more »

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COMPANY SECURES DEFENCE SATELLITE CONTRACT

A small South Australian space technology company has beaten international competition to win a $2.5m Defence contract. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, congratulated Inovor Technologies on winning the contract to deliver a satellite bus that will be used to house equipment in space for the Buccaneer Main Mission. “The Buc... read more »

$1B M1 VARSITY LAKES TO TUGUN UPGRADE TO SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND

Gold Coasters have been given their first look at plans for the city’s $1 billion M1 Varsity Lakes to Tugun upgrade, with shovels ready to hit the ground next year. Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews said the vital piece of infrastructure will bust congestion and better connect communities in the region. “I’m not interested in just pushin... read more »

A FAIR DEAL ON FRESH FOOD FOR AUSSIE SHOPPERS THIS CHRISTMAS

The Morrison Government is acting to ensure Australian families get what they pay for when organising their holiday spreads, with a pre-Christmas blitz on hams, prawns and other festive favourites. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said inspectors from the National Measurement Institute (NMI) will be deployed to audit 650... read more »

AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS GO DIGITAL

A new licensing framework from Standards Australia will give key industries, including building and construction workers, easier access to Australian standards in digital formats. Standards cover everything from consumer products and services, construction, engineering, information technology and the environment. Minister for Industry, Science an... read more »

CHALLENGE TO FIND CLEAN ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES

Northern Rivers businesses, students and graduates put their fresh ideas to the test today, at the National Innovation Games in Lismore. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the local event offered participants the chance to collaborate on business opportunities in clean energy. “The Games allow people of all backgroun... read more »

REACTOR READY TO CHARGE AUSTRALIA’S BATTERY FUTURE

The Morrison Government is helping power Australia’s role as a global leader in lithium battery manufacturing with $800,000 provided for a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in regional Victoria. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the BATMn reactor at the Calix Manufacturing Facility will open the door to a new f... read more »
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