US visit to boost space connections

Growing opportunities for Australian businesses in the space industry, as well as our emerging technologies and industries, will be the focus of a week-long ministerial visit to the United States. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews departs today for meetings with US Government and industry representatives in Washington DC, New York, Orlando and…

Space grants rocket industry ahead

The Morrison Government is backing Australian space businesses to grow the economy and create new jobs, opening its $15 million program to help the local industry take on international space opportunities. The International Space Investment initiative will provide $15 million over three years for strategic projects that will grow the national industry and boost collaboration…

Improving automated decision making

Australian researchers will make the world a safer place to use automated decision making. Minister for Education Dan Tehan today announced the Morrison Government was providing $31.8 million to establish a research centre to investigate responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision making. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society…

Boosting STEM skills in regional Queensland

The Morrison Government today launched a new initiative to boost science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) mentoring in regional Queensland. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) initiative would strengthen industry research connections and collaboration in regional Queensland. “Promoting STEM education is a passion of mine…

Tasmania links up with Australian Space Agency

Tasmania will benefit from job-creating investment as the Morrison and Hodgman governments work together to advance the state’s space industry, today signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the signing is an important step in integrating the work of the Australian Space Agency with Tasmanian efforts and capability. “The…

New tool to support Aussie manufacturers

The Morrison Government is supporting Australia’s manufacturers to innovate, with the launch today of a new online resource which will help them grow and create new jobs. The Manufacturing Academy is an initiative of the Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC). Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the new resource is just…