Supporting a competitive new car retailing sector

The Liberal National Government is committed to ensuring Australian car dealers are given a fair go, and consumers have access to a wide range of vehicles that meet their needs, with a public consultation opening today.  The Regulation Impact Statement has been released for consultation on the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s Consultation Hub.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology…

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Technology to drive productivity and wage growth

Embracing digital technologies will drive Australia’s productivity growth to boost wages and living standards, according to a report released today by the Office of the Chief Economist. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the findings of Industry Insights 3/2018 — Future Productivity reveal how digital technologies are bringing benefits to the Australian economy through increased productivity. “The…

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Setting the agenda for Australia’s tech future

A new Government strategy will help develop the nation’s digital skills, outline how businesses can save time and money and deliver better services for consumers, ensuring every Australian can share in the benefits of technology. Unveiled today by the Liberal National Government, Australia’s Tech Future details how Australians can work together to deliver a strong, safe and inclusive economy, boosted…

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Tasmanian testlab to boos business

Tasmania’s small and medium-sized businesses will be better placed to capitalise on the fourth industrial revolution through funding allocated in this week’s Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) statement. The Liberal National Government has allocated $1 million to develop an Industry 4.0 Testlab at the University of Tasmania to improve digital capabilities for small and medium enterprises. Minister for Industry, Science and…

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Helping Australia’s small business to go digital

Helping Australia’s small businesses save time and money by going digital will be the focus of a new independent body established by the Liberal National Government. The Coalition today announced the body in response to recommendations by the Small Businesses Digital Taskforce, led by entrepreneur Mark Bouris AM, which reported its findings earlier this year. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology,…

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$185 million for dementia and ageing medical research

The Liberal National Government will support older Australians and our ageing population on the Gold Coast with a $185 million medical research package focused on ageing, aged care and dementia. Gold Coast MP Karen Andrews said the 10-year Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission will be funded through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and its focus will include:  Dementia (diagnosis, treatment and…

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Empowering small and family businesses

Australia’s small businesses will be given access to support and advice from some of the nation’s best business minds, under a new advisory group announced today by the Liberal National Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Small Business Advisory Group will make it easier for businesses to succeed and flourish, and in turn invest, expand and…

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New members appointed to the National Science and Technology Advisory Council

Six of the nation’s most prominent scientists, including a Nobel Prize winner, have been appointed as board members of Australia’s peak science advisory body. Professors Genevieve Bell, Barbara Howlett, Geordie Williamson and Debra Henly will join Professors Brian Schmidt and Ian Frazer on the National Science and Technology Council, which was announced recently by the Liberal National Government to boost jobs…

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More support to inspire curious minds in STEM

More than 60 school girls will be supported in their passion for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) as part of the Curious Minds program beginning this week. Curious Minds is a six-month program for young women that provides specialist coaching programs, industry expert lectures, interactive sessions and field trips in the STEM field. A group of 64 students from Years…

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