SOUTH AUSTRALIAN COMPANY SECURES DEFENCE SATELLITE CONTRACT

A small South Australian space technology company has beaten international competition to win a $2.5m Defence contract. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, congratulated Inovor Technologies on winning the contract to deliver a satellite bus that will be used to house equipment in space for the Buccaneer Main Mission. “The Buccaneer program…

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A FAIR DEAL ON FRESH FOOD FOR AUSSIE SHOPPERS THIS CHRISTMAS

The Morrison Government is acting to ensure Australian families get what they pay for when organising their holiday spreads, with a pre-Christmas blitz on hams, prawns and other festive favourites. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said inspectors from the National Measurement Institute (NMI) will be deployed to audit 650 businesses this week…

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AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS GO DIGITAL

A new licensing framework from Standards Australia will give key industries, including building and construction workers, easier access to Australian standards in digital formats. Standards cover everything from consumer products and services, construction, engineering, information technology and the environment. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said standards are the most important reference tool…

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REACTOR READY TO CHARGE AUSTRALIA’S BATTERY FUTURE

The Morrison Government is helping power Australia’s role as a global leader in lithium battery manufacturing with $800,000 provided for a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in regional Victoria. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the BATMn reactor at the Calix Manufacturing Facility will open the door to a new frontier of advanced manufacturing…

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CHALLENGE TO FIND CLEAN ENERGY OPPORTUNITIES

Northern Rivers businesses, students and graduates put their fresh ideas to the test today, at the National Innovation Games in Lismore. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the local event offered participants the chance to collaborate on business opportunities in clean energy. “The Games allow people of all backgrounds, skills and interests…

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Major transport boost for Gold Coast

The Morrison Government is funding fast-tracked improvements to Gold Coast roads and public transport, to boost the economy, create new jobs and get you home sooner and safer. Member for McPherson Karen Andrews said $264 million is being injected into projects on the Southern Gold Coast as part of a $1.9 billion package for South…

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SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND FOOD AND GROCERY MANUFACTURING BOOMING

The food and grocery manufacturing industry in South East Queensland generated more than $7.5 billion last year, a new economic snapshot has found. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the industry is a vitally important contributor to the local economy, as shown in the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s South East Queensland…

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$2.8M IN GRANTS TO BOOST AUSSIE INNOVATION

Technology that brings WiFi to farms in mobile blackspots and smart ear tags which improve traceability of livestock are among a series of projects to receive support from the Morrison Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said seven businesses will share in $2.8 million in the latest round of Accelerating Commercialisation grants.…

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Businesses ready to test AI ethics principles

Some of the biggest businesses in Australia will trial a series of eight principles around artificial intelligence, developed as part of the Morrison Government’s AI Ethics Framework. NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, Microsoft and Flamingo AI have signed up to test the principles to ensure they deliver practical benefits and translate into real world solutions. Minister…

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