AUSSIE-MADE ROCKET FUEL LIFTS-OFF

Australia’s space industry is continuing to take off under the Morrison Government, with the launch of the first rocket powered by Australian-made fuel. Queensland company Black Sky Aerospace has developed a process to manufacture solid-state rocket fuel – successfully using it for a launch in outback Queensland earlier this month. The project received co-funding and…

EMPLOYMENT FACILITATOR TO GET GOLD COASTERS BACK INTO WORK

With a history of driving sustainable employment outcomes for job seekers, the Gold Coast’s dedicated new Employment Facilitator is prepared for the challenge of steering the city through its post-COVID recovery. Ms Jodi Brackenbury, Executive Manager of Employment Services at Access Community Services, has been contracted in the role, under the Morrison Government’s $62.8 million…

GRANTS HELPING TO DEVELOP CLEVER BUSINESS IDEAS

Twenty-three small and medium businesses will share in more than $2 million from the Morrison Government to test their great ideas on how to improve the natural environment. The latest round of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) is supporting the early-stage development of solutions to tackle five specific government policy and service delivery…

AUSSIE INVENTION MILKING THE SHELF LIFE OF FRIDGE STAPLE

The Morrison Government is backing a world-first innovation that can extend the expiry date of fresh milk to more than 60 days. Queensland company Naturo will use its $1 million Accelerating Commercialisation grant to build a pilot manufacturing plant in Coolum for its world-first patented technology for processing milk that is nutritionally superior and has…

OPENING UP AUSSIE MANUFACTURERS TO THE WORLD

Australian companies are set to gain new export opportunities, that have the potential to create new jobs, with the COVID-19 Manufacturer Response Register opening to keen international buyers. The Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) introduced the online Register in March, so local manufacturers and suppliers of crucial products such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)…

AUSTRALIA AND INDIA PARTNER ON COVID-19 RESEARCH

Australian and Indian researchers will work together to advance COVID-19 screening and study the future health effects of the virus, after a nearly $4 million investment by the Morrison Government. The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) has funded six new projects, including one to develop COVID-19 diagnostic technologies and another study of the longer-term effects…

BACKING AUSSIE STARTUPS OWNED AND LED BY WOMEN

Innovative, female-led startups across Australia are being backed by the Morrison Government, with nearly $12 million in support to help them scale up and grow their businesses. The Boosting Female Founders Initiative is supporting 51 female-founded startups that are majority owned and led by women, with grants of between $25,000 and $480,000. Minister for Industry,…