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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Health at the heart of Australia-Singapore initiative

The Morrison Government will help fund a joint initiative with Singapore to get Australians eating better and living longer. CSIRO will team up with Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) on the Innovations in Food for Precision Health initiative, to help consumers in both countries make healthier food, diet and lifestyle choices.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the…

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Securing jobs for Antarctic researchers

Australian scientists working on cutting-edge Antarctic research will receive $50 million from the Morrison Government over the next 10 years. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Antarctic Science Collaboration Initiative (ASCI) funding will support ongoing Antarctic science, research and innovation.  “Australian scientists are renowned for their world-leading Antarctic research, and this funding will ensure these highly skilled science…

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Backing the complementary healthcare industry

The Coalition Government will support continued access to the ‘Australian Made’ logo for the Australian complementary healthcare industry after a recent review of consumer law changes and Country of Origin labelling.   Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Government was responding to the findings of the Complementary Medicine Taskforce and feedback raised by industry.  “The Coalition Government is…

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Boosting science partnerships in the Asia-Pacifics

Tackling serious diseases, like tuberculosis and malaria, will be the focus of funding from the Coalition Government for Australian-led research projects in the Asia-Pacific region. Fourteen global partnerships will share in $1.25 million to tackle big health, environmental and resources challenges. The funding is through the second round of the Regional Collaborations Programme, which will build stronger linkages in the Asia-Pacific by…

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Seeking feedback on ethics of artificial intelligence

For Australia to realise the benefits of Artificial Intelligence (AI) it’s important to embed our values in technology, and have trust in what businesses and government are developing in this space. The Liberal National Government is seeking feedback to create guidelines that will ensure AI is developed and applied responsibly in Australia.  A discussion paper on Artificial Intelligence: Australia’s Ethics Framework,…

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Maximising medical research and exports

The Morrison Government has granted Major Project Status to Asterion (Australia) Pty Ltd to develop and establish one of the world’s largest, fully automated, purpose-built glasshouses for cultivation and processing of medicinal cannabis. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the trailblazing research facility in Toowoomba would provide a significant boost to the regional economy, creating over 1000 jobs. …

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TRANSCRIPT- Doorstop – Parliament House, Canberra

Topics: Major Project Status for Asterion’s cannabis project  E&OE: Karen Andrews: So, this morning I’m announcing that Asterion has been awarded Major Project Status to develop a cannabis growing and processing facility that will be based adjacent to Wellcamp Airport at Toowoomba. So this is a medicinal cannabis growing and processing plant. Currently, medicinal cannabis, legal cannabis, across the world,…

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Interview – ABC Gold Coast Breakfast with Bern Young

Topics: 2019-20 Budget for the Gold Coast E&OE: Bern Young: I have joining me here  Breakfast this morning the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology and the Federal Member for McPherson here on the Gold Coast Karen Andrews. Morning, Karen. Karen Andrews:     Good morning, how are you? Bern Young: I’m well. Did you have AC/DC in your head as the Budget was being delivered…

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