New tool to support Aussie manufacturers

The Morrison Government is supporting Australia’s manufacturers to innovate, with the launch today of a new online resource which will help them grow and create new jobs. The Manufacturing Academy is an initiative of the Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC). Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the new resource is just…

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$3.1M in grants to drive innovative businesses

A nasal spray for the treatment of dementia is among eight new projects to receive more than $3 million in funding from the Morrison Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Accelerating Commercialisation grants are driving innovation in businesses to make them more globally competitive and resilient, in turn growing the…

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Accelerating ACT cyber security growth

Australia’s cyber security capability continues to strengthen with the launch of a new hub in the ACT, which will boost innovation and increase collaboration. Known as the ‘Canberra Node’, the ACT Cyber Security Innovation Node is a partnership between the Federal Government-backed AustCyber and the ACT Government and joins five other state and territory nodes…

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Report on Automotive Outcome and Best Practice released

The success of the Liberal National Government’s support programs to help transition retrenched car manufacturing workers has been backed by a new report released today. The Transition of the Australian Car Manufacturing Sector: Outcomes & Best Practice Summary Report, has found that more than four out of five retrenched workers are now back in employment.…

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National Science Week Grants call for 2020 vision

Have you got an idea for an exciting event or creative project about the wonders of science? The Morrison Government wants you to apply for a 2020 National Science Week grant. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said grants of between $2,000 and $20,000 are available for innovative ideas, events and projects that…

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New technologies to accelerate resources industry

Harnessing new technologies in the mining, oil and gas industries will add $74 billion to the Australian economy by 2030 and create more than 80,000 new local jobs, according to a new report released today. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said Australia has one of the most competitive mining, oil and gas…

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Major project status boosts WA economy

The Morrison Government is backing Western Australia’s mining industry, with two projects that will create more than 700 jobs in the Pilbara being granted Major Project Status. The Australian Vanadium Project will develop an open pit mine and plant to convert vanadium into specialty steel alloys and energy storing batteries. The Beyondie Project will establish…

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Construction begins on Gold Coast’s newest Special Assistance School

Ground-breaking work has begun on the Gold Coast’s newest Special Assistance School, Arcadia College in Robina. The $11.4 million private education facility is an expansion of the secondary school’s Varsity Lakes campus, and will be located at Centreline Place in Robina. Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews MP, said the new 3,000sqm building will increase…

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Helping young Australians participate in STEM

The Morrison Government is offering grants of up to $20,000 for schools and organisations to give our kids science opportunities in Australia and abroad. The Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions program is now open for applications. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the initiative supported young Australians’ participation…

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Fund to modernise manufacturing

The Morrison Government is backing small and medium sized Australian manufacturers to invest in new technology, grow and create new jobs, with the launch today of a new $160 million fund. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund would help manufacturers become more competitive by co funding investments in…

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