Space Agency and WA reach new heights

Western Australia will play a key role in the Australian Space Agency’s efforts to triple the size of the nation’s space industry, with a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today signed between Federal Science Minister Karen Andrews and WA Science Minister Dave Kelly.   The MoU secures a $6 million investment from the Morrison Government in Western Australia’s space capabilities,…

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TRANSCRIPT Interview – 2GB Breakfast with Steve Price

Topics: National Measurement Institute 2019-20 compliance program E&OE: Steve Price: Report in The Telegraph- Sunday Telegraph yesterday about what someone could describe as the beer and banger police. Apparently the Federal Government is going to send out mystery shoppers to visit butchers, pubs and supermarkets posing as customers to make sure we are not being ripped…

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Making sure you get what you pay for

The Morrison Government is making sure all Australians get what they pay for, with concentrated blitzes across four major retail sectors. The National Measurement Institute (NMI) 2019-20 National Compliance Plan will focus on major supermarkets, fuel retailers, licensed premises, and meat, fish and poultry retailers. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the…

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Delivered: Tax relief for McPherson

Around 70,015 low and middle income earners in McPherson will start to receive immediate tax relief from next week. “The Coalition Government has delivered on its promise to build a better tax system and provide more tax relief in McPherson,” Member for McPherson Karen Andrews said. “This will ensure low and middle income earners in McPherson will keep more of…

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Rare Moon Landing footage at Film and Sound Archive

Australia’s role in the Apollo 11 moon landing will now be preserved in history, with the only footage outside of the United States presented to the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia. The footage is one of just three copies in the world and was passed from the CSIRO to the Film and Sound…

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Doorstop – Parliament House, Canberra

Subject: Gifting NASA footage of the Moon Landing to the National Film and Sound Archive and Australia’s space future. E&OE In a doorstop at Parliament House Canberra, The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon Karen Andrews MP held a doorstop with Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts Paul Fletcher. Karen Andrews: It’s…

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TRANSCRIPT Interview – Ross Greenwood, 2GB Money News

Topics: Building and Construction confidence, cladding E&OE: Ross Greenwood: Over the past few weeks we have become increasingly alarmed about the building industry, as you're aware. The reason is not only going back to the beginning of the year – the Opal Tower in New South Wales in Sydney. The cracks there that caused people…

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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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Transcript Interview – FiveAA Breakfast

Topics: 50th anniversary of the moon landing & first anniversary of the Australian Space Agency  E&OE: Mike Smithson: Yes that audio will live in everyone’s memories forever. I remember the day clearly Tom. And I will declare my age so I was about nine and at school and it was a July day obviously and…

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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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