DRIVING AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATION THROUGH NEW GRANTS

The Morrison Government is investing further in the future of the Australian automotive industry with $4.5 million in grant funding for innovative new projects. Applications for the second round of the Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants (AILAG) program open today. Grants will support businesses across Australia to undertake automotive product design, development and testing at…

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CHILDCARE WITH A GREEN EDGE LANDS AT AIRPORT

A leading eco-friendly childcare centre has opened on Gold Coast Airport’s doorstep, servicing workers in the busy precinct, which includes Southern Cross University. Edge Early Learning, which was established in 2017 and already has five centres in Brisbane and another two at Pimpama on the Gold Coast, has opened a 1,686sq m space at Airport…

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SCALING UP FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF ROCKET TECHNOLOGY

A Gold Coast company that has already caught the attention of NASA has signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with the Australian Space Agency. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the agreement with Gilmour Space Technologies, which specialises in rocket technologies, highlighted the exciting developments underway in Australia’s space sector.…

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BIG BOOST FOR QLD CRITICAL MINERALS PROJECT

The Morrison Government is positioning Australia as a key global player in critical minerals, granting Major Project Status to a project in regional Queensland that is expected to create hundreds of local jobs. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Government is committed to backing projects that will boost local jobs and…

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Tourism drives Gold Coast economy and jobs growth

The Gold Coast has once again proven it’s the Tourism Capital of Australia, with new data released by the Morrison Government showing the sector continues to grow and drive the local economy. Commissioned by Tourism Research Australia, the latest Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts data shows total tourism consumption for the Gold Coast was more than…

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SPACE AGENCY LINKS UP WITH GLOBAL SATELLITE COMPANY

The Australian Space Agency has signed an agreement with space and defence giant, Thales, further strengthening Australia’s international space connections to create new local jobs. Thales is a French company operating and investing in the Australian space and defence sectors, delivering satellite-based systems. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said this Statement of…

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MAKING AUSTRALIA AN INTERNATIONAL LEADER IN MEDICINAL CANNABIS

The Morrison Government is maximising the economic potential of Australia’s medicinal cannabis industry, with Major Project Status granted for the development of new facilities in South East Queensland and regional Victoria. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the medicinal cannabis industry can boost exports and create jobs, with the potential to grow…

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