Supporting Collaborative Research with India

Cutting-edge research on drought tolerant chickpeas is among the projects receiving Government funding through the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF). $500,000 has been awarded to a joint project between the University of Western Australia and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics to enhance the drought tolerance of chickpeas. Australia is one of…

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Innovation Powering Service Delivery Excellence

Two projects designed to help domestic violence victims to flee are among 15 innovative small business ideas to share in funding from the Morrison Government. The Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) grants totaling $1.4 million will support the early-stage development of solutions by small businesses to five key government policy and service delivery challenges.…

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Funding for a stronger economy

The Morrison Government is backing the manufacturing, cyber security and food and ag-tech sectors, with funding for projects which help start-ups get off the ground. Three businesses will share in more than $1 million under the Incubator Support initiative to help entrepreneurs turn their ideas into reality. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews…

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TRANSCRIPT Interview – Channel 7 Weekend Sunrise

Topics: Moon landing anniversary celebration at Parkes, the Australian Space Agency E&OE: Basil Zempilas: Well, welcome back. Just in case you’ve been living under a moon rock for the past week, today is the 50th Anniversary of man landing on the moon for the very first time. In fact the eagle had landed just an…

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TRANSCRIPT Interview – Sky News Speers on Sunday

Topics: Anniversary of the moon landing, building industry confidence, combustible cladding, foreign fighters and Temporary Exclusion Orders  E&OE:  David Speers: And of course in every newspaper here and probably around the world, plenty of reflections on the moon landing 50 years ago – how it was achieved, what it meant in the context of the Cold War…

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TRANSCRIPT Interview – ABC Gold Coast Breakfast

Topics: Building Ministers’ Forum, moon landing anniversary, Gold Coast role in the Australian space industry E&OE: Julie Clift: Well tomorrow marks fifty years since Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. [Excerpt] Neil Armstrong: That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. [End of excerpt] Julie Clift: Humans have…

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TRANSCRIPT Doorstop – Building Ministers’ Forum in Sydney

Topics: Building Ministers’ Forum, combustible cladding, building industry confidence E&OE: Karen Andrews: There is a very strong commitment for a national approach to implementing the recommendations of the Shergold Weir Report. That report was prepared some time ago to deal with a lack of confidence in the building sector across Australia. After these lengthy negotiations…

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JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: NSW CYBER SECURITY NODE OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The Morrison and Berejiklian Governments are continuing to invest in cyber security, with the launch of a new hub to drive innovation and economic growth in the sector.  The NSW Cyber Security Innovation Node joins five other state and territory nodes created in partnership with AustCyber. Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews…

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TRANSCRIPT Interview – Radio National Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Topics: Building Ministers’ Forum, building industry confidence, cladding audits  E&OE Fran Kelly: Well the states and territories are under renewed pressure to try and work together and overcome a crisis of confidence in the building industry. The Federal Government concedes it's already slowing down the broader economy. The recent evacuation of three Sydney apartment towers…

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