LOOP™ Initiative a model for recycling

The Morrison Government has welcomed a new partnership between Woolworths and recycling company TerraCycle, as we look to grow the waste recycling industry in Australia. Launching the national Loop™ partnership in Sydney today, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said it was a great example for other Australian businesses. “Just as we used…

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Funding to help tackle killer diseases

The Morrison Government is backing start-ups dedicated to fighting disease, with funding under the Government’s Incubator Support initiative. The Health 10x program will accelerate start-ups whose products and services address non-communicable diseases in areas with growing demand for treatment. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the $295,000 grant will go to the…

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Prime Minister’s Prizes recognise excellence in science

A pioneering mathematician has received the top award at the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science, receiving $250,000 in prize money. Emeritus Professor Cheryl Praeger has profoundly influenced the mathematics that underpins computer cryptography used for secure banking, digital signatures and internet connections. Her algorithms have been incorporated into powerful computer systems used in algebra research…

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Hackers join search for missing people

More than 300 hackers and investigators from across the country will today use their skills to try and find Australians who have gone missing. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the National Missing Persons Hackathon was the first of its kind in Australia and is another example of how technology can help…

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Construction begins on Gold Coast’s newest Special Assistance School

Ground-breaking work has begun on the Gold Coast’s newest Special Assistance School, Arcadia College in Robina. The $11.4 million private education facility is an expansion of the secondary school’s Varsity Lakes campus, and will be located at Centreline Place in Robina. Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews MP, said the new 3,000sqm building will increase…

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