Hackers join search for missing people

More than 300 hackers and investigators from across the country will today use their skills to try and find Australians who have gone missing. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the National Missing Persons Hackathon was the first of its kind in Australia and is another example of how technology can help…

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Improving automated decision making

Australian researchers will make the world a safer place to use automated decision making. Minister for Education Dan Tehan today announced the Morrison Government was providing $31.8 million to establish a research centre to investigate responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision making. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society…

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M1 Stapley Drive Bridge replacement underway

Demolition works have started on the Stapley Drive bridge replacement project, as part of the congestion-busting M1 Pacific Motorway upgrade between Mudgeeraba and Varsity  Lakes. Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the replacement bridge would be wider and higher to help bust congestion on the M1. “It will provide better connections…

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National Science Week Grants call for 2020 vision

Have you got an idea for an exciting event or creative project about the wonders of science? The Morrison Government wants you to apply for a 2020 National Science Week grant. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said grants of between $2,000 and $20,000 are available for innovative ideas, events and projects that…

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Game on for National Innovation Games

The Morrison Government is helping small businesses to grow and create more jobs, with the launch of the National Innovation Games on the Gold Coast today. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said ten teams of businesses, students and graduates will put their minds to the test in the competition, which fosters creative…

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Delivering a fair and competitive car retailing sector

The Morrison Government will reform the new car retailing sector, to make the system fairer for consumers, dealers and manufacturers.   Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said a range of reforms to automotive franchising arrangements will be considered, after a recent public consultation.  “We have heard the concerns of those within the sector…

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A greener recycling industry

The Morrison Government is taking practical steps toward a cleaner environment with a new $20 million commitment for innovative projects to grow our domestic recycling industry. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the funding was part of his Government’s commitment to work with the states to establish a timetable to ban the export of waste plastic,…

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Spotlight on STEM for National Science Week

Australians from all walks of life are invited to celebrate all things science and technology at more than 1,900 registered events across the country for National Science Week. Held from 10-18 August, National Science Week is the annual opportunity for Australians to meet scientists, discuss hot topics, do an experiment and celebrate the social and…

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Collaborations to develop new technologies

The Morrison Government is backing Australian industry to create the jobs of the future by providing over $30 million to support the development of new technologies, including our critical minerals potential.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Government will fund 16 projects under round 7 of the Cooperative Research Centres Projects…

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