Questacon’s 30th Anniversary Celebration – Canberra

I’d like to welcome you all – and thank you for coming to share in this special celebration. Questacon has a special place in our hearts as a nation. One can hardly think of the broader Australian community engaging with science, technology, engineering and mathematics without Questacon coming into the equation. This is an institution that has become synonymous with inspiring…

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Boosting female founders to go global

The Coalition Government is helping female entrepreneurs access domestic and global markets with $18 million in funding through a new Boosting Female Founders Initiative. As part of the Women’s Economic Security Statement, we will support female-founded start-ups, helping them overcome barriers to the capital needed to get their ideas off the ground.   Minister for Women Kelly O’Dwyer said the new…

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Power prices coming down under Morrison Government

The Morrison Government welcomes AGL’s move to lower power prices for customers on standing offers by introducing a safety net. Current standing offer prices are a ‘loyalty tax’ on those Australian families and small businesses who have stayed with their energy company or don’t have time to shop around for a better deal.  The Morrison Government strongly believes…

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Innovation hubs to create 1,200 new jobs

Up to 1,200 new Australian jobs will be created, along with three Innovation Hubs around the country, in a major investment announced today by global company Infosys, a leader in Up to 1,200 new Australian jobs will be created, along with three Innovation Hubs around the country, in a major investment announced today by global company Infosys, a leader in…

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Roundtable takes on gender imbalance

How to fix gender imbalances in industry and the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will be a key issue discussed at the Industry, Innovation and Science Women’s Advisory Roundtable in Sydney today. Members of the Roundtable include prominent business leaders, academics and entrepreneurs. Chaired by the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, the meeting is driven…

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CSIRO invests $35M in Space and Artificial Intelligence

New and emerging opportunities in Space Technology and Artificial Intelligence will be supported through a $35 million investment, welcomed by the Coalition Government. Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is adding the two new fields to its Future Science Platforms (FSP) program. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the investment will help create new industries of the future,…

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Local set to shine at Australian Training Awards

Australia’s finest apprentices and trainees will celebrate the sector’s night of nights at the 25th annual Australian Training Awards, which recognise those with outstanding skills, professional characteristics and practices. The Gold Coast is being represented by Odin Lowsley, a finalist for the Vocational Student of the Year.  Local Gold Coast MP, Karen Andrews said vocational education and training (VET) is…

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$2 Billion fund to transform small business access to funding on the Gold Coast

73,000 small and medium businesses on the Gold Coast will benefit from the Liberal National Government’s introduction of a $2 billion Australian Business Securitisation Fund.  Local MP, Karen Andrews said many small and medium business owners on the Gold Coast find it difficult to obtain finance unless they put up their family home as collateral. “Even when small and medium businesses…

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L’Oreal Women in Science Awards – Melbourne

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s terrific to join you here this evening for this prestigious celebration of science excellence and achievement, exemplified by the newly minted L’Oréal-UNESCO Fellows. And even more than that, it’s a celebration of women in science: women scientists everywhere pursuing their disciplines, the women on whose shoulders they stand, and the women and girls yet to step up. Twenty years…

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USC Innovation Centre – Sunshine Coast

It’s great to be here at the Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast, on the University of the Sunshine Coast Sippy Downs campus. I want to thank Andrew and Mark for inviting me here to be part of today’s events. I’m aware of the important work the Innovation Centre has been doing in this region for the past 16 years. In particular, your work in supporting…

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