French connection for innovation and science

A delegation of senior French leaders from research organisations and universities is visiting Australia this week to further strengthen our science and innovation relationship with France.  The French Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Ms Frédérique Vidal, is leading a delegation of 50 French experts who will formalise a total of 24 cooperative arrangements with Australian innovation and science partners.…

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Blue economy supporting national prosperity

Australia’s marine industry is making an annual contribution of almost $70 billion to the national economy, according to a report released today.  Commissioned by Australia’s tropical marine science agency, the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), the AIMS Index of Marine Industry is a biennial update of the impact of Australia’s marine sector.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews…

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Adviser to help flood-affected businesses in North QLD

The Liberal National Government is providing a team of dedicated on-the-ground advisers to help flood-affected businesses in North Queensland. Funded by the Coalition Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme, the business advisers will run workshops in the region from March to June. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews said the Coalition was committed to supporting businesses affected by the floods, which caused widespread…

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CSIRO & Boeing teamwork soars

CSIRO and Boeing have taken their teamwork to new heights with the announcement today of 20 new joint research projects. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews congratulated the organisations for their cooperation, saying CSIRO and Boeing are both leaders in their respective fields. “For 30 years they have explored technologies together, ranging from airport modelling software to collision awareness…

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Labor deflecting from their taxes

Labor’s announcement today is another poor attempt to distract from their $200 billion in new and increased taxes. If Labor cared about tradies they would scrap the new taxes they are planning to introduce, which will directly hurt hundreds of thousands of tradies. Labor’s plan to scrap negative gearing as we know it and increase the capital gains tax by 50…

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World’s largest telescope a step closer to reality

Infrastructure designs for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) in Australia and South Africa have been officially completed, marking a significant milestone for the world’s largest telescope.    The designs were completed by a CSIRO-led Infrastructure Australia consortium, one of twelve groups worldwide designing specific aspects of the Square Kilometre Array. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Australian…

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Australian businesses share in $5.4m in grants

Twelve businesses will share in $5.4 million in funding in the latest round of Liberal National Government’s Accelerating Commercialisation grants.  The funding will help businesses from Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia take their products to market through steps such as product trials, development and market testing. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the…

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Supporting global partners in space

The Australian Space Agency continues to strengthen our space industry with the signing of a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with Lockheed Martin Australia. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Agency’s fourth statement of strategic intent with an industry partner is another step forward as the Agency grows opportunities for investment in space systems and services.  “Lockheed Martin…

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