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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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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New dedicated Medicare item for heart health checks on the Gold Coast

The Liberal National Government will ensure that residents on the Gold Coast at risk of heart disease receive timely and appropriate medical advice with the creation of a new Medicare item for heart health checks. Local Gold Coast member, Karen Andrew, said from April 1 this year a new dedicated MBS item for heart health checks will support General Practitioners…

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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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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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Space Agency signs with UK satellite earth station

The Australian Space Agency has added a renowned British satellite and communications company to its growing list of international partners. The Agency and Goonhilly Earth Station signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation in London; the fifth such signing follows the recent similar agreement with Lockheed Martin. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the agreement shows the Agency…

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Supporting startups to solve big ideas

Australian startups and small businesses will be targeted with up to $1.1 million in grants to develop creative solutions to government policy challenges, as part of the Coalition Government’s plan for a stronger economy. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews launched the second funding round of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) today, calling on Australian businesses to…

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Grants help hatch bright business ideas

Four incubators will receive more than $1.7 million to help Australian start-ups in sectors like agricultural technology and advanced manufacturing.    Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews says the successful applicants will receive the funding under the Liberal National Government’s Incubator Support initiative.  “Incubators like these and the start-ups they support play an important role in creating high-value Australian jobs,…

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Assisting businesses with eligibility for research & development tax incentive

New guidelines published today will provide Australian businesses with more confidence in claiming support for software activities under the Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI).  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews says the Software Guidance will provide the technology sector with greater clarity on the eligibility of software activities under the R&DTI, and assist companies in making decisions. “The…

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