Technological innovation boost sheep industry

The value of the Australian sheep industry has grown by almost $3 billion and productivity has increased by 50 per cent over the past two decades, after the work of a Federal Government backed Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). Concept to Impact: The story of the SHEEP CRC 2001-2019 showcases how research, innovation and collaboration helped…

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Hackers join search for missing people

More than 300 hackers and investigators from across the country will today use their skills to try and find Australians who have gone missing. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the National Missing Persons Hackathon was the first of its kind in Australia and is another example of how technology can help…

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Improving automated decision making

Australian researchers will make the world a safer place to use automated decision making. Minister for Education Dan Tehan today announced the Morrison Government was providing $31.8 million to establish a research centre to investigate responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision making. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society…

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Boosting STEM skills in regional Queensland

The Morrison Government today launched a new initiative to boost science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) mentoring in regional Queensland. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) initiative would strengthen industry research connections and collaboration in regional Queensland. “Promoting STEM education is a passion of mine…

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SPEECH – Address to the Data61 Live event, Sydney

** Check against delivery ** It is a great pleasure to be here today and to speak with you. As you just heard I’m a mechanical engineer. So my entire life, even before my work as an engineer, was really just focused around technology and how exciting I found technology to be. Unfortunately not everyone…

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Doorstop – Space Science & Space Industry Conference

Topics: Space Science & Space Industry Conference, 8th Space Forum, NASA Moon to Mars program E&OE Steven Marshall: Well look, quite frankly the stars are aligning for South Australia, and job creation in the space sector. Today we have our 8th Space Forum in Adelaide. It’s almost a sell- out, almost a thousand people in…

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$14 million for vaccine to prevent severe oral disease

$14 million will be provided for a pioneering project to prevent severe oral disease through the Morrison Government-backed Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF). Denteric Pty Ltd is developing a vaccine based on research conducted at the University of Melbourne, with collaborative support from CSL Limited, to fight the disease and will receive the money in three…

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M1 Stapley Drive Bridge replacement underway

Demolition works have started on the Stapley Drive bridge replacement project, as part of the congestion-busting M1 Pacific Motorway upgrade between Mudgeeraba and Varsity  Lakes. Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Alan Tudge said the replacement bridge would be wider and higher to help bust congestion on the M1. “It will provide better connections…

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Tasmania links up with Australian Space Agency

Tasmania will benefit from job-creating investment as the Morrison and Hodgman governments work together to advance the state’s space industry, today signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the signing is an important step in integrating the work of the Australian Space Agency with Tasmanian efforts and capability. “The…

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