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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Funding to help Tasmanian start-ups become export ready

The Morrison Government is creating new regional opportunities providing $463,100 for the delivery of the Seedlab Tasmania project, an incubator focused on helping start-ups in the food, drink and agri-food/tourism sectors to become export ready. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Incubator Support initiative helps develop entrepreneurial talent and introduces regional…

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LOOP™ Initiative a model for recycling

The Morrison Government has welcomed a new partnership between Woolworths and recycling company TerraCycle, as we look to grow the waste recycling industry in Australia. Launching the national Loop™ partnership in Sydney today, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said it was a great example for other Australian businesses. “Just as we used…

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Space agreements boost international collaboration

The Morrison Government is continuing to develop opportunities for Australian businesses to create jobs in the space sector, with the Australian Space Agency signing agreements with three international space agencies and a major industry player. The agreements with the German Aerospace Centre, Italian Space Agency, New Zealand Space Agency and Maxar Technologies were signed alongside…

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