INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – GREATER OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN IN STEM

The Morrison Government is building on its commitment to get more girls and women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), to secure their futures and make sure Australia’s economy continues to thrive. To mark International Women’s Day, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews today launched the Women in STEM Action Plan and…

AUSSIE INVESTORS BETTING ON NEW IDEAS

The Morrison Government is continuing to drive investment in early stage companies and innovations that can grow the economy and create new Australian jobs. New ABS figures show total venture capital investment soared from $574 million in 2017-18 to $701 million last financial year – the highest level since 2007-08, and up from less than…

FIRE FIGHTING INNOVATION SHARES IN $3.1M GRANTS BOOST

A Queensland company will soon be fitting its fire fighting invention to helicopters across the globe, thanks to support from the Morrison Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment is among 10 businesses sharing in $3.1 million in Accelerating Commercialisation grants. “These grants support businesses exhibiting Aussie ingenuity…

JOINT MEDIA RELEASE – RESEARCH GRANT BOOST TO NAVY FRIGATES PROJECT

The Morrison Government is backing advanced manufacturing and South Australia’s defence sector, through a new industry-research collaboration. The Government-funded Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) will inject $1.45 million into a project to help develop and pilot cutting-edge manufacturing technologies that will be used to build nine anti-submarine warfare frigates. BAE Systems Australia’s shipbuilding business, ASC Shipbuilding,…

BUSHFIRE CONSTRUCTION STANDARD FEE WAIVED

The Morrison Government is partnering with Standards Australia to waive the fee for access to the bushfire construction standard, to support the recovery and rebuilding of bushfire ravaged communities. This jointly funded partnership will provide all Australians with access to AS 3959:2018 – Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas – a key standard referenced in…