Minister for Home Affairs

In March 2021, Karen was elevated to the Home Affairs portfolio in the Morrison Government. The Home Affairs department works together with the Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and the Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre, to keep Australia safe.

Prior to that, Karen put Australian manufacturing back on the map as the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. Her achievements in this portfolio included the $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy, as well as the $160 million Manufacturing Modernisation Fund. She also guided the Australian Space Agency through its highly successful first year, and towards a goal of tripling the size of the sector to $12 billion and creating 20,000 new jobs by 2030.

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Portfolio Media

OUTCOMES FROM FIVE COUNTRY MINISTERIAL MEETING

The Australian Government is continuing to advance on the world stage its plan to keep Australians safe and secure, with the latest Five Country Ministerial Meeting. Minister for Home Affairs Karen Andrews said the meeting with the United States of America, United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada covered a range of important issues, including migration…

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AUSTRALIA WELCOMES TWO-WAY TRANS-TASMAN TRAVEL

Australia’s flight-path to recovery is well underway with the Australian Government welcoming the New Zealand Government’s announcement that it will join the Safe Travel Zone between Australia and New Zealand. This announcement will enable quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand on both sides of the Tasman helping to reunite families and friends and giving…

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FOOD AND BEVERAGE GRANTS OPEN IN $1.3B INITIATIVE

The Morrison-McCormack Government is helping local food and beverage manufacturers capitalise on the global appetite for Australian made products, with funding now available for projects in the sector under the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI). Food and Beverage is the fourth of six National Manufacturing Priorities to be supported under the MMI to help…

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FEAST FOR THE SENSES THIS NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK

Tea bag rockets, doughnut-flinging robots and a singing palaeontologist are among the events being supported by the Morrison Government’s 2021 National Science Week grants. 33 public science projects will share in nearly $500,000 as part of Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Morrison Government…

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$30M GRANTS PROGRAM TO SUPPORT LOCAL MANUFACTURING

The Morrison Government is supporting Australia’s manufacturers to turn their good ideas into world-beating realities that create more local jobs, with a new $30 million fund. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Commercialisation Fund will foster projects that bring industry and researchers together to commercialise new manufacturing products and processes. “Making…

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USING OUR RESOURCES STRENGTHS TO GROW MANUFACTURING

The Morrison Government is leveraging Australia’s world-leading critical mineral and resources sector to create more jobs and economic opportunities for manufacturing businesses with the release of a new ten year plan. The Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Processing road map shows how businesses can capitalise on Australia’s access to resources, which will be needed to…

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$1.3 BILLION MODERN MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE OPENS FOR MEDICAL PRODUCTS

The Morrison Government is backing Australia’s medical products manufacturers to grow and create new jobs, with applications for projects in the sector opening under the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI). Medical Products is the second of the six National Manufacturing Priorities which will be supported under the MMI to help manufacturers to scale-up production,…

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BRIDGE TO UNITE AUSTRALIAN AND UK SPACE INDUSTRIES

Ties between the Australian and UK space industries have been strengthened with the signing of a new arrangement to increase connection, exchange and investment. The Space Bridge Framework Arrangement signed overnight enhances cooperation between the Australian Space Agency, the UK Space Agency and each country’s trade and investment agencies. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology…

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$1.3 BILLION MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE BLASTS OFF

The Morrison Government’s game-changing investment to super-charge manufacturing and grow jobs is now open to businesses, with applications sought under the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI). Businesses with projects in the space sector are the first to be able to apply for grants to help them commercialise ideas or processes, or integrate into global…

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