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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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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Places of Pride

Local MP, Karen Andrews is encouraging communities on the Gold Coast to contribute to the Australian War Memorial initiative Places of Pride— an online national register of war memorials will record the locations and images of every publicly accessible memorial in Australia. Minister Andrews said Places of Pride reminds Australians that, irrespective of distance, the stories told at the Australian War…

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Helping to better protect Australian businesses from counterfeiting

Australian businesses and consumers could soon have access to new technology to help protect their products from the risks of counterfeiting, thanks to a new initiative from the Liberal National Government.  The Smart Trade Mark is designed to help Australian businesses protect their goods from imitation products in overseas markets and improves consumer confidence by ensuring overseas customers purchase quality Australian-made…

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Funding helps twelve of the best to market

A high-tech gas turbine engine, featuring increased fuel efficiency and greater reliability for the recreational aircraft market is one of 12 Australian projects sharing in $4.9 million in funding under the Liberal-National Government’s latest Accelerating Commercialisation grants. The funding will be offered to help businesses from Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia take their products to market through trials, development and market testing. Minister for Industry,…

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