Pre fab innovation lab for building industry

The Morrison Government is backing Australia’s manufacturing and building and construction sectors, with support for the prefabricated building industry. Up to $2 million will be spent developing a new collaborative lab to help manufacturers design innovative new prefabricated buildings that are more eco-friendly, affordable and can significantly reduce times for construction.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the…

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Study identifies $3 billion opportunity for NQ producers

2000 new jobs could be created by unlocking $3 billion of unmet market demand in agriculture in North Queensland, according to a new study. The North Queensland Agricultural Market and Supply Chain Study, which was commissioned by the Cooperative Research Centre for Developing Northern Australia, covers the Townsville, Hinchinbrook, Burdekin, Charters Towers and Palm Island regions. Minister for Industry, Science…

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Grants help drive automotive innovation

Devices which pick up when drivers are getting tired and save on fuel consumption are among the projects to share in almost $2.5 million dollars in funding from the Morrison Government. The Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants program will help the businesses enhance the design and development of their products. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews…

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funding strengthens cyber security capability

The Morrison Government is backing Australia’s cyber security sector to grow and create new jobs, with businesses to share in up to $8.5 million in funding. Announcing the opening of the second round of AustCyber’s Projects Fund, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews encouraged companies that can make a significant contribution to the sector to apply.  “Australia’s cyber security…

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Fostering global business and research partnerships

Australian researchers and businesses can receive up to $50,000 funding from the Morrison Government to take their products global under round four of the Global Connections Fund (GCF) Bridging Grants. A device for diagnosing Parkinson’s disease, virtual reality to improve health check-ups, and renewable fertiliser are some of the projects previously supported by the GCF.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology…

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reappointment as Minister for Industry, Science and Technology

I am incredibly honoured to have been reappointed as Australia’s Minister for Industry, Science and Technology under Prime Minister Scott Morrison.  As a mechanical engineer before my time in Parliament, I am delighted to continue in this portfolio, and build on the Liberal National Government’s achievements since 2013, including the National Innovation and Science Agenda, which I worked on during my…

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Lift off for pathway to launch and space equipment

The Morrison Government is building a stronger economy by helping local companies to build space equipment and explore space with around $3.5 million in funding to boost the emerging space industry. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said $2.5 million will fund the Space Payload Qualification Facilities project to grow local space capabilities. “This initiative will provide the…

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Science Circus coming to Loganholme and Loganlea

The renowned Questacon Science Circus is coming to Loganholme and Loganlea thanks to additional funding from the Morrison Government. The Circus presents science in a lively and engaging way and visits schools, runs pop-up science centres and professional development workshops for teachers.  Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said that an extra $8.9 million of funding has been…

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Liberal National Government recognising vital work of volunteers through grants

The Liberal National Government is backing volunteers across the Gold Coast with a share of funding from the $20 million Volunteer Grants program. Grants of between $1,000 and $5,000 will help local community organisations on the Southern Gold Coast with a range of needs, including buying equipment, paying fuel costs, training volunteers or improving their fundraising. Organisations sharing in just over $145,500…

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Delivering better mobile coverage on the Gold Coast

Bonogin residents will get improved mobile phone coverage thanks to the Liberal National Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program.  Gold Coast MP Karen Andrews today announced the new base station under the fourth round of the program.  “I’m thrilled that residents and businesses in Bonogin can now enjoy the benefits and opportunities that improved mobile connectivity brings,” Minister Andrews said.  “Improved mobile coverage will…

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