The Morrison Government is working with the major supermarkets to improve their trade measurement compliance so customers get what they pay for at the cash register. Aldi, Coles and Woolworths are among the supermarket chains that have entered into agreements to address instances of non-compliance detected during a two week audit blitz by the National…Details
Minister for Industry, Science & Technology
In August 2018, Karen was appointed to the Morrison Government Cabinet as Minister for Industry, Science & Technology.
She comes to the role as a strong advocate of Science and having worked closely with Australian Industry to develop our nation’s skills base.
One of the first females to graduate as an engineer from the University of Queensland in 1983, Karen has long championed the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) in education and training. She is a tireless advocate of STEM as a means of driving innovation and preparing people for the jobs of the future.
Karen has a practical track record of working closely with Australian industry and businesses in developing the vocational sector to ensure Australians can gain the skills and training they need to enrich their lives and enhance the national economy.
Copies of Karen’s portfolio media releases can be accessed at her Ministerial website.
On Wednesday, 15 January 2020 the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, hosted a roundtable meeting of top scientists and experts to work together in response to the devastating bushfires. Minister Andrews highlighted that disaster response, recovery and resilience activities should be informed by multi-disciplinary research. Bushfire research, as well as…Details
The Coalition Government’s support for car workers and local businesses impacted by industry transition has been backed by a new report released today. The Australian Automotive Industry – Transition following the end of Australian motor vehicle production report found that about 75 per cent of former supply chain companies remain in business following the closure…Details
An innovative medtech solution that helps doctors administer medicine to critically ill newborns will receive funding from the Morrison Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said Victorian based Navi Medical Technologies is one of nine businesses that will share in more than $4.7 million in Accelerating Commercialisation grants to help get their products to market. “The…Details
Topics: Bushfire Science Roundtable and climate science E&OE: Lisa Wilkinson: Well, Karen Andrews is the Science Minister who met with Australia’s top scientists today to discuss the response to the bushfire crisis and she joins us now. Minister, if I can first just take a quick look at the PM earlier today. [Excerpt] Question: What’s your…Details
Topics: Bushfire Science Roundtable, climate change E&OE Tom Tilley: Australia’s top science leaders and bushfire experts are gathering in Canberra today to help the Morrison Government thrash out a plan to deal with longer and more severe bushfire seasons. Representatives from the CSIRO, the Academy of Science, the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC will share…Details
Topics: Bushfire Science Roundtable, climate change E&OE Joe O’Brien: The role of science and technology in fighting and reducing the risk of bushfires will be addressed by experts in Canberra today. Science Minister Karen Andrews will meet representatives from the CSIRO, the Academy of Science, along with bushfire researchers. She says today’s roundtable will be…Details
Young Australians will have the chance to get involved in practical projects that open up the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with a $2 million investment by the Morrison Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews today announced the opening of applications for Maker Projects: Community STEM Engagement Grants. “It is…Details
The Morrison Government is strengthening the local complementary medicine industry and safe-guarding its export markets, with eligible products to again be able to be sold as ‘Made in Australia’ and with the ‘Australian Made’ logo. The Government, with support from the states, has introduced an interim measure to allow access for complementary medicines that meet…Details
A new global era of space exploration and commercialisation has begun, and the Morrison Government is searching for a visionary space leader to continue to take our domestic industry to the next level, to grow the economy and create new jobs. Dr Megan Clark AC, completes her term as the Head of the Australian Space…Details
The Morrison Government is helping new businesses set their sights on global expansion with $350,000 in funding to a start-up generator. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said Antler Australia selects individuals from diverse backgrounds with a range of skills to find technology solutions and build businesses to enter global markets. “By funding…Details
The Morrison Government is investing further in the future of the Australian automotive industry with $4.5 million in grant funding for innovative new projects. Applications for the second round of the Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants (AILAG) program open today. Grants will support businesses across Australia to undertake automotive product design, development and testing at…Details
A Gold Coast company that has already caught the attention of NASA has signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with the Australian Space Agency. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the agreement with Gilmour Space Technologies, which specialises in rocket technologies, highlighted the exciting developments underway in Australia’s space sector.…Details
The Morrison Government is positioning Australia as a key global player in critical minerals, granting Major Project Status to a project in regional Queensland that is expected to create hundreds of local jobs. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Government is committed to backing projects that will boost local jobs and…Details
The Morrison Government has today reintroduced legislation to better target the Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI) and to ensure its ongoing sustainability. We are committed to backing R&D investment and the economic opportunities and jobs it generates. At the same time we need to make sure that taxpayers’ money is well targeted by encouraging…Details