Boosting science and jobs through clever investment

Investments in nine high-tech companies have already created more than 100 new jobs with the support of CSIRO’s venture fund, which is backed by the Australian Government and the private sector. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the CSIRO Innovation Fund helped commercialise publicly funded research from institutions around Australia. “The CSIRO…

CHIEF SCIENTIST’S TERM EXTENDED

The Australian Government has extended Dr Alan Finkel’s term as Australia’s Chief Scientist for a further two years to the end of 2020. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews announced the extension and congratulated Dr Finkel.  “I am delighted to announce Dr Finkel’s extension and look forward to working closely with him. Dr…

NEW AUSTRALIA–INDONESIA ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP A WIN-WIN

Australia and Indonesia have concluded an agreement that will create a new era of closer economic engagement between the two nations and open new markets and opportunities for businesses from both countries. The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) will drive growth for Australian business by creating new opportunities in Indonesia. The Minister for Industry,…

EUREKA PRIZE WINNERS – CHAMPIONS OF SCIENCE

An app that turns ecological discovery into an exciting game has been recognised at the 2018 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes, held at Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday night.  The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, congratulated all the winners of the Eureka Prizes, which bring together some of Australia’s best scientific minds to…

PRESIDENT OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE WOMEN JOINS CSIRO BOARD

Engineer and experienced senior executive, Kathryn Fagg, has been appointed to the CSIRO Board for a five-year term. The President of Chief Executive Women, Ms Fagg replaces outgoing board member Hutch Ranck. The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, said Ms Fagg’s background in engineering, combined with her executive skills and wide business…

Statement from the Hon Karen Andrews MP

I am honoured to be appointed to Cabinet as the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology in the Morrison Government. I look forward to serving the Prime Minister and Liberal Leader, the Hon Scott Morrison and Liberal Deputy Leader, the Hon Josh Frydenberg. This appointment means I am the first female federal Cabinet Minister from…

New Liberal Leadership Team

Congratulations to our new leadership team—Prime Minister and Liberal Leader, Scott Morrison and Liberal Deputy Leader, Josh Frydenberg—who will be a powerful team in uniting the party and leading us to the next election. I am confident they will be a great team and be able to demonstrate to the Australian public the right policies…

Getting set for a global future with a VET pathway

Delivering skills for a global future is the topic on everyone’s lips at the 27th National Vocational Education and Training Research (“No Frills”) Conference underway in Sydney. Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, Karen Andrews, addressed the annual conference of researchers and practitioners in the vocational education and training (VET) sector. “Australia’s VET sector…

Successful tuition protection program to expand

•        The Tuition Protection Service (TPS) for international students will be expanded to protect VET Student Loans and non-university higher education (NUHEP) FEE-HELP students. •        The new tuition assurance arrangements will begin on 1 January 2019.•        Providers will pay levies to fund tuition assurance arrangements as required.  The…