TRANSCRIPT Interview – ABC News Breakfast

Topics: First anniversary of the Australian Space Agency, the Government’s tax package and Christopher Pyne. E&OE: Michael Rowland: Now, Australia's home-grown space agency has taken one very small step. It's celebrating its first birthday today. So what has the agency achieved in the year since it was officially launched? The Federal Science Minister Karen Andrews…

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Space Agency marks anniversary in month of the moon

The Australian Space Agency celebrates its first anniversary today, in the same month we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Australia’s involvement in the moon landing. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the milestones were a great time to reflect on our past space achievements and share plans for the future. “Australia has…

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Stepping up Asia-Pacific leadership in STEM

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews has announced a series of partnerships in the Asia-Pacific to support female leaders in business and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Building on her visit to Singapore last year when she announced an ASEAN Women in Innovation Leadership Dialogue, Minister Andrews today revealed the recipient of…

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INNOVATION FOCUS OF SINGAPORE VISIT

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews will visit Singapore this week to promote Australia’s science and innovation expertise and tap into economic opportunities in Southeast Asia. She will participate in Smart Nation Innovations Week in Singapore, including attending the Straits Digital Exchange and Southeast Asia’s largest innovation festival, Innovfest Unbound. “These events will…

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TRANSCRIPT – ABC RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Subjects: Building industry, Australian National Outlook report 2019, R&D, Artificial intelligence E&OE Fran Kelly: Residents of a Sydney’s evacuated Mascot Towers will have to foot the bill for emergency accommodation after building management informed them an insurance claim had been declined. Hundreds have been homeless since last Friday when the ten-storey complex was evacuated after cracks were discovered in the…

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Interview – Sky News, First Edition with Laura Jayes

Subjects: Australia National Outlook report 2019 E&OE Laura Jayes: Power bills could cost around 60 per cent less by 2060 if the government pursues energy efficiencies and low emissions technologies. That’s one of the findings in the CSIRO’s national outlook, which compares two versions of the nation in 2060. One where economic and social challenges are tackled head-on and another…

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Interview – ABC Sydney Focus with Cassie McCullagh

Subjects: Pre-fabricated Building Innovation Lab E&OE Cassie McCullagh: Did you see that news article yesterday that a growing number of Australians are falling behind on their mortgages, hit by weaker house prices and higher levels of debt as it looks like the economy is slowing just a bit? Now, it’s only the tiniest, tiniest amount – the amount of delinquencies…

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Pre fab innovation lab for building industry

The Morrison Government is backing Australia’s manufacturing and building and construction sectors, with support for the prefabricated building industry. Up to $2 million will be spent developing a new collaborative lab to help manufacturers design innovative new prefabricated buildings that are more eco-friendly, affordable and can significantly reduce times for construction.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the…

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Study identifies $3 billion opportunity for NQ producers

2000 new jobs could be created by unlocking $3 billion of unmet market demand in agriculture in North Queensland, according to a new study. The North Queensland Agricultural Market and Supply Chain Study, which was commissioned by the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia, covers the Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, Charters Towers and Palm Island regions. Minister for Industry, Science…

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