Support extended for major prawn project

A multi-billion dollar prawn aquaculture project, expected to create 1,600 jobs in Northern Australia, has been granted a renewal of its Major Project Status.Project Sea Dragon will produce Black Tiger prawns, mainly for the Asian export market, and involves five sites in the Northern Territory and Western Australia.Minister for... read more »

Fuel retailers on notice

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) will commence a national audit into fuel pump accuracy in the lead up to the Easter long weekend.Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said it’s important Australian consumers get what they pay for when they buy products by weight, ... read more »

Grants to accelerate small business

Head injury assessment, fresh food tracking, animal welfare and a self-cleaning BBQ are some of the business ideas set to benefit from the latest round of the Coalition’s Accelerating Commercialisation grants.The Morrison Government funding will provide $5.3 million to 15 businesses from New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia,&nb... read more »

Incubator funding helps kick-start new ventures

Five new incubator projects in the agricultural technology, resources and energy sectors will benefit from $2.2 million in funding from the Liberal National Government.Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the successful grant applicants demonstrated the sort of initiative and imagination that was... read more »

Local heroes honoured at McPherson Community Awards

A Gold Coast student who performed at the Commonwealth Games and has raised money for around a dozen charities is among 95 unsung local heroes acknowledged with a McPherson Community Achiever Award.Anthea Young received a Young Achiever award at today’s ceremony held at the Robina Community Centre.Anthea has been a member of the Leo’... read more »

Boost for Men's and Women's Sheds on the Gold Coast

The Liberal National Government is backing Men’s and Women’s Sheds on the Gold Coast by unlocking new fundraising potential. Gold Coast MP Karen Andrews said Men’s and Women’s Sheds are a great Australian success story that has seen a staple of the Australian backyard evolve into a vital part of our local communities.“Every day,... read more »

Coalition investing in the lives of First Australians on the Gold Coast

The Liberal National Government is investing $400,000 to deliver a mobile treatment and rehabilitation day program for Indigenous people on the Gold Coast.                                 Minister for Indigenous Affairs Nigel Scullion, and Gold ... read more »

Local apprentices join national wage subsidy trial

A Liberal National Government trial offering regional businesses a wage subsidy to take on new apprentices has begun on the Gold Coast, with new apprentices signing up at 55 local businesses.The $60 million Australian Apprenticeships Wage Subsidy offers employers subsidies worth 75 per cent of the apprentice’s award wage in the ... read more »

$35m investment to ensure Australia's fresh food capability is world leading

The Morrison Government is positioning Australia as a global leader in providing premium, fresh, customised and nutritious food with new funding for an industry-led cooperative research centre.The Future Food Systems Cooperative Research Centre will receive $35 million in funding from the Morrison Government over 10 years, ... read more »

Resources to partner with space

The Australian Space Agency has taken another leap forward, working with the private sector to translate research in the space sector into commercial opportunities for industry.The signing of the Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with Woodside Energy is designed to highlight areas of potential research, developm... read more »
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