2019 Celebrating National Science Week Grants

From chemistry in the kitchen, to tracking meteor ‘fireballs’ through the sky, 53 projects will share in over $720,000 through the Coalition Government’s 2019 National Science Week Grants. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the aim of the grants was to support science engagement activities for universities, community groups and the public.…

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Labor’s Scare on Local Hospital Funding

Funding for Gold Coast Hospitals, including Robina Hospital, will more than double under the Liberal National Party Government, Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews has reassured local residents. “The Labor party is making claims about funding being ripped out of the system – this is completely untrue.  It’s a blatant scare to win votes and…

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Doorstop – Burleigh Heads – Subjects: Federal Election

EO&E KAREN ANDREWS: It’s great to be here at beautiful Burleigh Heads, I’m here in my capacity as the Member for McPherson and also the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology and I have here with me today the Assistant Treasurer, the Member for Fadden Stuart Robert and the LNP Candidate for Moncrieff Angie Bell.  As you can see the…

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Connecting space and Boeing

The Australian Space Agency has signed a Statement of Strategic Intent with The Boeing Company, as part of the mission to grow Australia’s space industry. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the signing with the world’s largest aerospace company signified the global ambitions of the Agency. “Boeing’s ongoing commitment to supporting science, technology, engineering and maths education, including…

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$25M turbo charges battery development

The Morrison Government is energising specialist battery manufacturing by providing an industry-led cooperative research centre with a $25 million grant to help the sector. The Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) will help tackle industry‑identified gaps in the battery industries value chain, support battery deployment and optimise the circular economy for battery waste recycling. The CRC will focus on three research…

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Strenthening science ties with China

A $4.7 million boost from the Coalition Government will strengthen innovation and science links with China to help tackle challenges facing key industry sectors, with a focus on developing medical and alternative energy security technology. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Australia-China Science and Research Fund investment will bolster global partnerships and fuel economic growth.  “Strengthening our global…

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Boosting post grad power in automotive engineering

107 post graduate engineers will be placed in industry-based automotive projects, under $5 million in grants from the Liberal National Government. The Automotive Engineering Graduate Program will deliver 10 grants to seven universities in Victoria, Western Australia and Queensland. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the post graduates would work on research projects in key knowledge priority areas.…

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Australia takes the lead in blockchain globally

Australia has carved out an international reputation for blockchain since the technology was first introduced over a decade ago. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews welcomed the launch of a new report, Blockchain 2030: A look at the future from CSIRO’s Data61, in collaboration with the Australian Computer Society, saying blockchain presented an enormous opportunity to create jobs and support…

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New grants open up global opportunities

Projects with the potential to revolutionise Australian industry will share in $8 million under the second round of the Coalition Government’s Global Innovation Linkages program. Nine projects featuring universities and businesses from five states will receive funding to work with global partners on leading-edge research and development projects over the next four years. Announcing the grants today, Minister for Industry, Science and…

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Strategy to advance women in STEM

The Morrison Government continues to tackle gender inequity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with the launch of a new women in STEM strategy. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Advancing Women in STEM strategy builds on a range of other Coalition Government programs. “This strategy sets out the Coalition’s vision to improve the participation of…

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