Making sure you get what you pay for

The Morrison Government is making sure all Australians get what they pay for, with concentrated blitzes across four major retail sectors. The National Measurement Institute (NMI) 2019-20 National Compliance Plan will focus on major supermarkets, fuel retailers, licensed premises, and meat, fish and poultry retailers. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the…

Delivered: Tax relief for McPherson

Around 70,015 low and middle income earners in McPherson will start to receive immediate tax relief from next week. “The Coalition Government has delivered on its promise to build a better tax system and provide more tax relief in McPherson,” Member for McPherson Karen Andrews said. “This will ensure low and middle income earners in McPherson will keep more of…

Space Agency marks anniversary in month of the moon

The Australian Space Agency celebrates its first anniversary today, in the same month we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Australia’s involvement in the moon landing. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the milestones were a great time to reflect on our past space achievements and share plans for the future. “Australia has…

Stepping up Asia-Pacific leadership in STEM

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews has announced a series of partnerships in the Asia-Pacific to support female leaders in business and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Building on her visit to Singapore last year when she announced an ASEAN Women in Innovation Leadership Dialogue, Minister Andrews today revealed the recipient of…

INNOVATION FOCUS OF SINGAPORE VISIT

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews will visit Singapore this week to promote Australia’s science and innovation expertise and tap into economic opportunities in Southeast Asia. She will participate in Smart Nation Innovations Week in Singapore, including attending the Straits Digital Exchange and Southeast Asia’s largest innovation festival, Innovfest Unbound. “These events will…

Pre fab innovation lab for building industry

The Morrison Government is backing Australia’s manufacturing and building and construction sectors, with support for the prefabricated building industry. Up to $2 million will be spent developing a new collaborative lab to help manufacturers design innovative new prefabricated buildings that are more eco-friendly, affordable and can significantly reduce times for construction.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the…

Study identifies $3 billion opportunity for NQ producers

2000 new jobs could be created by unlocking $3 billion of unmet market demand in agriculture in North Queensland, according to a new study. The North Queensland Agricultural Market and Supply Chain Study, which was commissioned by the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia, covers the Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, Charters Towers and Palm Island regions. Minister for Industry, Science…

Grants help drive automotive innovation

Devices which pick up when drivers are getting tired and save on fuel consumption are among the projects to share in almost $2.5 million dollars in funding from the Morrison Government. The Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants program will help the businesses enhance the design and development of their products. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews…

funding strengthens cyber security capability

The Morrison Government is backing Australia’s cyber security sector to grow and create new jobs, with businesses to share in up to $8.5 million in funding. Announcing the opening of the second round of AustCyber’s Projects Fund, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews encouraged companies that can make a significant contribution to the sector to apply.  “Australia’s cyber security…