Research station to power agriculture into future

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO today opened its new $11.5 million agriculture research station in southern NSW, purpose-built to future proof the agriculture industry. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said CSIRO’s Boorowa Agricultural Research Station demonstrates the nation’s investment and commitment to inn... read more »

Masterclasses boost future industry skills

Workers in the mining sector will be able to advance their skills in emerging technologies thanks to a new program launched today. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Future Skills Masterclass program was vital to the growth of regional communities and their access to jobs.  “Digital automation technologies c... read more »

Earth and marine observing technologies worth $2 trillion by 2030

Earth and marine observation could be worth $2 trillion to Australia and the rest of the Asia-Pacific by 2030, according to a ground-breaking new report from the Federal Government released today. The report shows Earth and marine observing is currently worth $29 billion to Australia and $543 billion to APEC economies. The value to Australia is fo... read more »

Businesses ready to test AI ethics principles

Some of the biggest businesses in Australia will trial a series of eight principles around artificial intelligence, developed as part of the Morrison Government’s AI Ethics Framework. NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, Microsoft and Flamingo AI have signed up to test the principles to ensure they deliver practical benefits and translate into real wo... read more »

Innovative Gold Coast NDIS provider shares in $5.6 million funding

A Gold Coast business is proving it pays to be kind, after receiving $20,000 in funding to build their workforce and develop their capabilities to effectively operate in the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Burleigh Heads-based Kynd, who provides an NDIS focused platform and mobile app that partners participants with support workers, w... read more »

Funding to help Tasmanian start-ups become export ready

The Morrison Government is creating new regional opportunities providing $463,100 for the delivery of the Seedlab Tasmania project, an incubator focused on helping start-ups in the food, drink and agri-food/tourism sectors to become export ready.    Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Incubator Support in... read more »

Gold Coasters get access to potentially life-saving drugs

Gold Coasters suffering from melanoma will soon have new treatment options, with new and amended PBS listings on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) coming into effect today. The Morrison Government will expand the current PBS listings of Tafinlar® (dabrafenib) and Mekinist® (trametinib) to include subsidy for post-surgery treatment for patie... read more »

TRANSCRIPT Doorstop – Woolworths TerraCycle partnership launch

Topics: Recycling The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Alex Holt, General Manager Quality, Sustainability and Health, Woolworths Tony Rossi, Vice President Global Business Development, Loop  E&OE Alex Holt: Our customers have told us it’s increasingly important that they want to be able to buy produc... read more »

LOOP™ Initiative a model for recycling

The Morrison Government has welcomed a new partnership between Woolworths and recycling company TerraCycle, as we look to grow the waste recycling industry in Australia. Launching the national Loop™ partnership in Sydney today, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said it was a great example for other Australian businesses.&... read more »

Interview - ABC Radio National with Hamish MacDonald

Topics: US visit and Commonwealth cladding audits E&OE: Hamish MacDonald: But at six minutes past eight, the space race is back on. And Australia is joining with NASA’s plans to put a human on Mars sometime in the next 20 years. Science Minister Karen Andrews has been attending a major space conference in Washington DC to talk about how Canbe... read more »
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