AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS GO DIGITAL

A new licensing framework from Standards Australia will give key industries, including building and construction workers, easier access to Australian standards in digital formats. Standards cover everything from consumer products and services, construction, engineering, information technology and the environment. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said standards are the most important reference tool…

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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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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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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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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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New centre accelerates manufacturing innovation

CSIRO has today opened a new state-of-the-art, collaborative centre which will improve chemical processes and drive innovation in Australian manufacturing businesses. The FloWorks Centre for Industrial Flow Chemistry is the first of its kind in Australia and brings speed, scale and efficiency to industrial applications that rely on chemistry. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology…

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Space grants rocket industry ahead

The Morrison Government is backing Australian space businesses to grow the economy and create new jobs, opening its $15 million program to help the local industry take on international space opportunities. The International Space Investment initiative will provide $15 million over three years for strategic projects that will grow the national industry and boost collaboration…

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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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