FOOD AND BEVERAGE GRANTS OPEN IN $1.3B INITIATIVE

The Morrison-McCormack Government is helping local food and beverage manufacturers capitalise on the global appetite for Australian made products, with funding now available for projects in the sector under the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI). Food and Beverage is the fourth of six National Manufacturing Priorities to be supported under the MMI to help…

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SPACE LAUNCH INDUSTRY ROCKETS AHEAD

Australia’s space sector is set to rocket to new heights, with the first ever launch facility licence granted to local company Southern Launch. The launch facility licence for the Koonibba Test Range in regional South Australia will open the door for the site to become a launch pad for future commercial launches of suborbital rockets.…

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FEAST FOR THE SENSES THIS NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK

Tea bag rockets, doughnut-flinging robots and a singing palaeontologist are among the events being supported by the Morrison Government’s 2021 National Science Week grants. 33 public science projects will share in nearly $500,000 as part of Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Morrison Government…

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FIRST MOON TO MARS GRANTS TARGET SUPPLY CHAINS

The Morrison Government is injecting more than $1 million into two Australian space technology businesses, as part of its efforts to get more local companies involved in NASA’s Moon to Mars program and create new Australian jobs. The first round of Moon to Mars Supply Chain Capability Improvement grants will support the two businesses to…

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CRACKING DOWN ON DODGY GREENGROCERS THIS EASTER

The Morrison Government is making sure there are no underweight carrots left out for the Easter Bunny this year, with a week-long blitz of fruit and vegetable retailers beginning ahead of the Easter weekend. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said inspectors from the National Measurement Institute (NMI) will hop to it from…

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NT CRITICAL MINERALS PROJECTS CHARGING AHEAD

The Morrison Government continues to strengthen the nation’s critical minerals sector, with support for two large job creating projects in the Northern Territory. Major Project Status has been granted to the Finniss Lithium Mine Project and the Mount Peake Vanadium, Titanium and Iron Mine and Processing Facility. The Mount Peake project will see a mine…

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Gold Coast a winner from Government’s tourism package

The Gold Coast will be one of the big winners from the Morrison Government’s new $1.2 billion tourism package offering 800,000 half-price airfares and extended support for local wildlife attractions and business events. Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Dan Tehan said the support package would kickstart tourism in regions most impacted by international border…

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$30M GRANTS PROGRAM TO SUPPORT LOCAL MANUFACTURING

The Morrison Government is supporting Australia’s manufacturers to turn their good ideas into world-beating realities that create more local jobs, with a new $30 million fund. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Commercialisation Fund will foster projects that bring industry and researchers together to commercialise new manufacturing products and processes. “Making…

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HELPING BUSINESSWOMEN TAKE ON THE WORLD

The Morrison Government is supporting female entrepreneurs to build their businesses, take on global markets and create local jobs, with the opening of a new $11.6 million funding round under the Boosting Female Founders Initiative. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said it was fitting that applications for round two of the in-demand…

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USING OUR RESOURCES STRENGTHS TO GROW MANUFACTURING

The Morrison Government is leveraging Australia’s world-leading critical mineral and resources sector to create more jobs and economic opportunities for manufacturing businesses with the release of a new ten year plan. The Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing road map shows how businesses can capitalise on Australia’s access to resources, which will be needed to…

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