Boost to build stronger Robina & Merrimac Community

Community groups and sporting clubs in Robina & Merrimac are set to benefit from grants totalling $22,500 to improve facilities and assist their work in the community, as part of the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Program.  Federal Member for McPherson Karen Andrews said she was delighted that Robina & Merrimac would share in the $150,000…

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Australia’s space industry rockets ahead

The Morrison Government is strengthening Australia’s space sector with $12 million dollars in new funding initiatives announced today. A Mission Control Centre will receive $6 million in funding and an additional $6 million will go towards establishing a Space Discovery Centre in Adelaide, the home of the Australian Space Agency.  The funding will form part of the Adelaide City Deal, which…

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Advancing Australia’s Blockchain Industry

The development of a national blockchain roadmap and $100,000 of funding from the Morrison Government will help position Australia’s burgeoning blockchain industry to become a global leader. The roadmap will focus on a number of policy areas including regulation, skills and capacity building, innovation, investment, and international competitiveness and collaboration. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said Australia…

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ADC Global Blockchain Summit – ADELAIDE

***Check against delivery*** Ladies and gentlemen, it’s great to be here. I would like to acknowledge South Australian Premier Steven Marshall, and I thank the ADC Forum for inviting me. This is a great opportunity to share insights into the future of blockchain technology. I think it’s fitting that Adelaide is hosting this event. The South Australian Government sees the blockchain industry as a future…

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Have your say on draft Terms of Reference for a Royal Commission

Local MP Karen Andrews is encouraging people with disability, their families or carers on the Gold Coast, to have their say on draft Terms of Reference for a Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. Minister Andrews welcomed the Coalition Government’s announcement today to begin an important public consultation process to shape the scope of…

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Australia’s commitment to world’s largest telescope

Australia has joined six other nations in signing an international treaty committing to the construction of the world’s largest science facility – the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The Convention, signed by Australia, China, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa and the United Kingdom, will establish the SKA Observatory.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews said Australia is perfectly positioned to…

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Export hub to help businesses make mark overseas

A Melbourne export hub will help small and medium businesses better access international markets due to funding from the Morrison Government. Wantirna’s Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited will receive $1.5 million from the Coalition‘s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Export Hubs Initiative. Export hubs are business networks that help small and medium businesses harness opportunities in international markets, particularly where the Coalition Government has signed free trade agreements…

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CSIRO’s Data61 launches new robotics research facility

Australia’s robotics research capabilities will receive a boost with CSIRO’S Data61 unveiling a new Robotics Innovation Centre in Brisbane.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews welcomed Data61’s unveiling of the new 600 square metre purpose-built research facility for robotics and autonomous systems, an industry set to be worth $23 billion by 2025.  “CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has a…

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Space Agency and ACT sign pivotal agreement

The Australian Space Agency and ACT Government have set a trajectory to further drive the growth of Australia’s space sector with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today. The MoU will establish a framework of cooperation in the development of space-related industries as the Australian Space Agency looks to strengthen the national space sector from its location in Adelaide.…

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Young Australians value STEM for the future

Young Australians are keen on pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects and careers, and these skills are seen as important to get a good job, according to a new national survey.  These were among the key findings of a survey of 2000 people aged between 12 to 25 and their attitudes to STEM. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology…

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