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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Grants help drive automotive innovation

Devices which pick up when drivers are getting tired and save on fuel consumption are among the projects to share in almost $2.5 million dollars in funding from the Morrison Government. The Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants program will help the businesses enhance the design and development of their products. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews…

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TRANSCRIPT – Interview – ABC Gold Coast with Nicole Dyer

Topics: Queensland Labor Government committing no money to Stage 3A of the Light Rail in its Budget. E&OE: Nicole Dyer: Right now joining you is Federal LNP MP for McPherson Karen Andrews, listening very closely to what Ms Tradd had to say. Good morning Ms Andrews.  Karen Andrews: Good morning Nicole, how are you? Nicole Dyer: I'm very well. The Queensland Labor…

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TRANSCRIPT- Doorstop – Varsity Lakes

Topics: Queensland Labor Government committing no money to Stage 3A of the Light Rail in its Budget. E&OE: Journalist: All righty, so your reaction to there being no funding in the State budget for light rail. Karen Andrews: It's a very disappointing outcome for Gold Coasters that the State Labor Government did not allocate any money or any funding for the…

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funding strengthens cyber security capability

The Morrison Government is backing Australia’s cyber security sector to grow and create new jobs, with businesses to share in up to $8.5 million in funding. Announcing the opening of the second round of AustCyber’s Projects Fund, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews encouraged companies that can make a significant contribution to the sector to apply.  “Australia’s cyber security…

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Fostering global business and research partnerships

Australian researchers and businesses can receive up to $50,000 funding from the Morrison Government to take their products global under round four of the Global Connections Fund (GCF) Bridging Grants. A device for diagnosing Parkinson’s disease, virtual reality to improve health check-ups, and renewable fertiliser are some of the projects previously supported by the GCF.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology…

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TRANSCRIPT- Interview – Sky News with Kieran Gilbert

Topics: 2019 Federal election result, resources sector, emissions targets E&OE: Kieran Gilbert: Joining me now is Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews. Minister, thanks so much for your time. First of all, congratulations on the win and being sworn in again yesterday.  Karen Andrews: Thank you. Yes, yes, look I was delighted with the win. And it’s interesting because…

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CRC Association Annual Conference – Adelaide

** Check against delivery ** It’s great to be with you on the last day of your conference and I thank you for the opportunity. Looking at this year’s program, I have no doubt you’ve had a terrific couple of days networking and sharing ideas. Year after year, your association has lived by its credo, “bringing knowledge together” through activities that help…

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reappointment as Minister for Industry, Science and Technology

I am incredibly honoured to have been reappointed as Australia’s Minister for Industry, Science and Technology under Prime Minister Scott Morrison.  As a mechanical engineer before my time in Parliament, I am delighted to continue in this portfolio, and build on the Liberal National Government’s achievements since 2013, including the National Innovation and Science Agenda, which I worked on during my…

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TRANSCRIPT Doorstop – Interview with Steve Stuttle, 4CRB

Topics: 2019 Federal Election result  E&OE:    Steve Stuttle: And a very good morning to you on 4CRB. It is talkback time and we are joined in the studio by the federal member for McPherson, returning federal member for McPherson, Karen Andrews. Thanks for joining us Karen.  Karen Andrews: It's a pleasure Steve Stuttle: I’m very thankful…

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