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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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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