TRANSCRIPT Interview - Sky News The Kenny Report

Topics: Flammable cladding, union legislation, economic growth, energy costs E&OE Chris Kenny: Now a slowing economy and high electricity prices is just two of the big problems confronting Australian industry at the moment and they’re probably linked of course with flammable cladding and unsafe high rise buildings. Our construction industry... read more »

Major project status boosts WA economy

The Morrison Government is backing Western Australia’s mining industry, with two projects that will create more than 700 jobs in the Pilbara being granted Major Project Status. The Australian Vanadium Project will develop an open pit mine and plant to convert vanadium into specialty steel alloys and energy storing batteries. The Beyondie Project ... read more »

Fund to modernise manufacturing

The Morrison Government is backing small and medium sized Australian manufacturers to invest in new technology, grow and create new jobs, with the launch today of a new $160 million fund. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund would help manufacturers become more competitive by co fund... read more »

Helping young Australians participate in STEM

The Morrison Government is offering grants of up to $20,000 for schools and organisations to give our kids science opportunities in Australia and abroad. The Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions program is now open for applications. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the in... read more »

Construction begins on Gold Coast's newest Special Assistance School

Ground-breaking work has begun on the Gold Coast’s newest Special Assistance School, Arcadia College in Robina. The $11.4 million private education facility is an expansion of the secondary school’s Varsity Lakes campus, and will be located at Centreline Place in Robina. Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews MP, said the new 3,000sqm buildi... read more »

Australian technology helping our farmers

Farmers and growers will get better access to vital water market information through a new web and mobile app, created thanks to $1 million funding from the Morrison Government. The Waterflow platform was developed by natural resource economics firm Marsden Jacob Associates to give irrigators improved access to timely, reliable and real-time i... read more »

Space regulation prepares Australia for lift-off

Launching into space and returning to Earth has been given a boost thanks to the latest regulatory changes to Australia’s space legislation.Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the updated regulatory framework is part of the Government’s plan to triple the size of the space sector, add another $12 billion annually to the... read more »

Grants help Australian innovators go global

A surgical system that could revolutionise hip replacements is one of three cutting-edge products to share in $1.7 million in funding from the Morrison Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the recipients of the Accelerating Commercialisation grants were developing technology that will deliver widespread ... read more »

Industry Eureka Prize winners hit the mark

A project that has transformed our knowledge of Australian frog populations and a program empowering young Indigenous leaders through science have been honoured at the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes.Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews congratulated the winners of the Eureka Prize for Innovation in Citizen Science and t... read more »

Girls get the tools they need for a future in STEM

High school students in Western Sydney today got a sneak peek at a new resource, funded by the Morrison Government, to get more girls studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).Road testing the Girls in STEM Toolkit, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the online resource would make it easy for all stude... read more »
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