Budget 2019-20 – Further boost for Australian jobs and the economy

The 2019-20 Budget demonstrates the Morrison Government’s commitment to new industries and skills, while also ensuring we support traditional Australian industries and jobs, to further strengthen our economy. These initiatives complement our other commitments to grow Australian industries by supporting more exports and free trade, making energy more reliable and affordable, and delivering a new skills package. The Morrison Government…

Vision for gender equity in Australia

The Morrison Government is investing $3.4 million to improve science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) equity in Australia and boost the participation of girls and women in STEM careers. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology said having a workforce with STEM skills is a key component of the Government’s plan for a stronger economy and more jobs. “The funding underpins…

Fuel retailers on notice

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) will commence a national audit into fuel pump accuracy in the lead up to the Easter long weekend. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said it’s important Australian consumers get what they pay for when they buy products by weight, volume or number. “The Morrison Government is putting fuel retailers on notice, and they can expect a rigorous but fair approach…

Support extended for major prawn project

A multi-billion dollar prawn aquaculture project, expected to create 1,600 jobs in Northern Australia, has been granted a renewal of its Major Project Status. Project Sea Dragon will produce Black Tiger prawns, mainly for the Asian export market, and involves five sites in the Northern Territory and Western Australia. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Liberal…

Incubator funding helps kick-start new ventures

Five new incubator projects in the agricultural technology, resources and energy sectors will benefit from $2.2 million in funding from the Liberal National Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the successful grant applicants demonstrated the sort of initiative and imagination that was essential to growing Australia’s economy. “The Liberal National Government provides this support because we recognise the critical…

Grants to accelerate small business

Head injury assessment, fresh food tracking, animal welfare and a self-cleaning BBQ are some of the business ideas set to benefit from the latest round of the Coalition’s Accelerating Commercialisation grants. The Morrison Government funding will provide $5.3 million to 15 businesses from New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia to take their products to market…

$35m investment to ensure Australia’s fresh food capability is world leading

The Morrison Government is positioning Australia as a global leader in providing premium, fresh, customised and nutritious food with new funding for an industry-led cooperative research centre. The Future Food Systems Cooperative Research Centre will receive $35 million in funding from the Morrison Government over 10 years, as well as $149.6 million in cash and in-kind funds from more than 50 participants.…