NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK 2020 TRANSFORMS DURING COVID-19

This year’s National Science Week will embrace the problem-solving spirit of Australia’s science community, with even COVID-19 unable to stop celebrations beginning tomorrow. More than 1100 events are happening across Australia, many of them online, including Australia’s biggest satellite selfie, virtual tours of Great Southern Reef marine life and exploring wildlife in your own backyard…

BUILDING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BONDS WITH THE UNITED STATES

Australia and the United States have strengthened their long and productive collaborative history with a senior-level dialogue on science and frontier technologies. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews, who virtually met with White House officials yesterday, said the two nations were committed to increasing cooperation in science and technology. “There are enormous opportunities…

NEW FACE MASK TESTING FACILITY OPENS IN MELBOURNE

A new Australian-first testing facility will enable local manufacturers of surgical face masks to fast-track the supply for frontline health workers. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the new CSIRO facility in Melbourne will boost Australia’s sovereign capability to produce essential medical supplies more efficiently and at a lower cost. “The COVID-19…

PUTTING BRAKES ON HOLDEN’S FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Decisive action has been taken to ensure General Motors doesn’t see another cent in taxpayer support, after its decision to wind up the Holden brand in Australia. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said over a million dollars in payments have been stopped, after GM Holden was deregistered from the Australian Government’s Automotive…