Australia takes the lead in blockchain globally

Australia has carved out an international reputation for blockchain since the technology was first introduced over a decade ago.Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews welcomed the launch of a new report, Blockchain 2030: A look at the future from CSIRO’s Data61, in collaboration with the Australian ... read more »

Boosting post grad power in automotive engineering

107 post graduate engineers will be placed in industry-based automotive projects, under $5 million in grants from the Liberal National Government.The Automotive Engineering Graduate Program will deliver 10 grants to seven universities in Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland.Minister for Industry, Science and Technolog... read more »

New grants open up global opportunities

Projects with the potential to revolutionise Australian industry will share in $8 million under the second round of the Coalition Government’s Global Innovation Linkages program.Nine projects featuring universities and businesses from five states will receive funding to work with global partners on leading-edge research and... read more »

Strategy to advance women in STEM

The Morrison Government continues to tackle gender inequity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with the launch of a new women in STEM strategy.Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Advancing Women in STEM strategy builds on a range of other Coalition Government programs.“This ... read more »

Securing jobs for Antarctic researchers

Australian scientists working on cutting-edge Antarctic research will receive $50 million from the Morrison Government over the next 10 years.Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Antarctic Science Collaboration Initiative (ASCI) funding will support ongoing Antarctic science, research and inn... read more »

Health at the heart of Australia-Singapore initiative

The Morrison Government will help fund a joint initiative with Singapore to get Australians eating better and living longer.CSIRO will team up with Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) on the Innovations in Food for Precision Health initiative, to help consumers in both countries make h... read more »

Seeking feedback on ethics of artificial intelligence

For Australia to realise the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) it’s important to embed our values in technology, and have trust in what businesses and government are developing in this space.The Liberal National Government is seeking feedback to create guidelines that will ensure AI is developed and applied responsib... read more »

Boosting science partnerships in the Asia-Pacifics

Tackling serious diseases, like tuberculosis and malaria, will be the focus of funding from the Coalition Government for Australian-led research projects in the Asia-Pacific region.Fourteen global partnerships will share in $1.25 million to tackle big health, environmental and resources challenges.The funding is throug... read more »

Backing the complementary healthcare industry

The Coalition Government will support continued access to the ‘Australian Made’ logo for the Australian complementary healthcare industry after a recent review of consumer law changes and Country of Origin labelling.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Government was responding to the ... read more »

TRANSCRIPT- Doorstop – Parliament House, Canberra

Topics: Major Project Status for Asterion’s cannabis project E&OE:Karen Andrews: So, this morning I’m announcing that Asterion has been awarded Major Project Status to develop a cannabis growing and processing facility that will be based adjacent to Wellcamp Airport at Toowoomba. So this is a medicinal cannabis growing ... read more »
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