Innovative businesses share in $3.7m grants

A world-first chemical filtration system which protects people from contaminated water, is among ten projects to share in $3.7 million in funding from the Morrison Government.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Accelerating Commercialisation grants will fast track the development and commercialisation of innovative products with strong local and export market…

Space Agency and WA reach new heights

Western Australia will play a key role in the Australian Space Agency’s efforts to triple the size of the nation’s space industry, with a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today signed between Federal Science Minister Karen Andrews and WA Science Minister Dave Kelly.   The MoU secures a $6 million investment from the Morrison Government in Western Australia’s space capabilities,…

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…