BRIDGE TO UNITE AUSTRALIAN AND UK SPACE INDUSTRIES

Ties between the Australian and UK space industries have been strengthened with the signing of a new arrangement to increase connection, exchange and investment. The Space Bridge Framework Arrangement signed overnight enhances cooperation between the Australian Space Agency, the UK Space Agency and each country’s trade and investment agencies. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology…

$1.3 BILLION MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE BLASTS OFF

The Morrison Government’s game-changing investment to super-charge manufacturing and grow jobs is now open to businesses, with applications sought under the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI). Businesses with projects in the space sector are the first to be able to apply for grants to help them commercialise ideas or processes, or integrate into global…

AUSTRALIA AND INDIA EXPAND COOPERATION IN SPACE

A new agreement between the Australian and Indian Governments will further unlock space collaboration between the two countries as the sectors continue to grow and create jobs. The amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Australian Space Agency and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), builds on the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Australia and…

SEAWEED DRIVING DOWN EMISSIONS AND DRIVING UP JOBS

A world-first company cultivating a special seaweed to reduce livestock emissions has been given $1 million from the Morrison Government to scale up production. Agricultural science company Sea Forest will use its matched funding to increase supplies of its seaweed additive for livestock feed, which both reduces livestock methane emissions by more than 99 per…

BACKING RESEARCH AND INDUSTRY COLLABORATION TO DRIVE GROWTH

The Morrison-McCormack Government is helping Aussie businesses to grow and create jobs, with support for industry and researchers to work together – including in regional Australia. Funding of between $100,000 and $3 million is available under Round 11 of the Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grants program. In support of the Government’s Regional Decentralisation Agenda,…

MEDIA STATEMENT – NEW HEAD FOR ANTI-DUMPING COMMISSION

Dr Bradley Armstrong has been appointed Australia’s new Anti-Dumping Commissioner. Dr Armstrong brings extensive experience in both the public service and in the private sector to the role – most recently as Deputy Comptroller-General at the Australian Border Force. After beginning his career as an apprentice carpenter, he has worked in corporate management and commercial banking, and served…

BUILDING CYBER SECURITY SKILLS IN AUSSIE BUSINESSES

The Morrison Government is getting more Aussies into jobs and lifting the nation’s cyber security capability, with a $26.5 million program opening today. The Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund will provide grants of between $250,000 and $3 million to improve the quality and availability of cyber security professionals through training. Minister for Industry, Science…

SEEKING AUSTRALIA’S UNSUNG HEROES OF SCIENCE

The search is on again for Australians doing remarkable work in science, innovation and education, with nominations for the 2021 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science now open. The Prizes recognise outstanding achievements in scientific research, research-based innovation and excellence in science teaching – with $750,000 in total prize money up for grabs. Minister for Industry,…