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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Backing Queensland’s bait prawn industry

Joint media release with the Prime Minister The Liberal National Government is supporting jobs in the Queensland bait prawn industry, as the industry works to recover from an outbreak of white spot syndrome virus.  Prime Minister Scott Morrison said $5 million over three years would be shared among local organisations to relieve costs of keeping our country…

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Security of payments recommendations

The Liberal National Government has welcomed a report urging the Western Australian Government to adopt key recommendations to ensure subcontractors working in the state’s construction industry feel more confident about being paid on time.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews welcomed the report from John Fiocco, which recognises the need for greater national consistency and urges WA to implement…

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CSIRO to manage European space agency’s ground station in WA

The Liberal National Government welcomes the selection of Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, to provide maintenance and operational support for the deep space tracking station at New Norcia in Western Australia. The New Norcia station, 130 kilometres north-east of Perth, provides tracking, communication and data download services to European Space Agency missions exploring our solar system, as well as missions of…

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Grants support dynamic duo of innovation

A business incubator helping start-ups fast track new products to the global market and another that works in the clean energy sector are the latest to receive funding from the Liberal National Government’s Incubator Support initiative. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews today announced ManuFutures, an innovation hub based in Geelong’s Deakin University, and Sydney-based The Energy Laboratory had…

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Interview – Channel 9 The Today Show with Brenton Ragless

Topic: Australian Space Agency Location Brenton Ragless: Adelaide has been chosen as the home for our new multimillion dollar space agency with the headquarters to be built in the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site in the heart of the city. Minister for Industry, Science, and Technology Karen Andrews joins us now. Minister, having come from South Australia, I'm pretty excited about this.…

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Interview – ABC Radio Adelaide with Ali Clarke

Topic: Australian Space Agency Location Ali Clarke: Well let's find out exactly what will happen at the old Royal Adelaide Hospital site, because I don't know if you got up a little bit early this morning to go for a walk because it's going to be hot today, but right now the Premier Steven Marshall and the Prime Minister…

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Superstars of STEM shoot for the stars

Sixty outstanding women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have been selected to participate in the second round of the Superstars of STEM program.  The Superstars of STEM announced today include some of Australia’s most inspirational scientists, technologists and educators who will help encourage girls to study STEM subjects and consider a career in STEM. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology…

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