MORRISON GOVERNMENT BETTER TARGETING THE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TAX INCENTIVE

The Morrison Government has today reintroduced legislation to better target the Research and Development Tax Incentive (R&DTI) and to ensure its ongoing sustainability. We are committed to backing R&D investment and the economic opportunities and jobs it generates. At the same time we need to make sure that taxpayers’ money is well targeted by encouraging…

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SPACE AGENCY LINKS UP WITH GLOBAL SATELLITE COMPANY

The Australian Space Agency has signed an agreement with space and defence giant, Thales, further strengthening Australia’s international space connections to create new local jobs. Thales is a French company operating and investing in the Australian space and defence sectors, delivering satellite-based systems. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said this Statement of…

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MAKING AUSTRALIA AN INTERNATIONAL LEADER IN MEDICINAL CANNABIS

The Morrison Government is maximising the economic potential of Australia’s medicinal cannabis industry, with Major Project Status granted for the development of new facilities in South East Queensland and regional Victoria. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the medicinal cannabis industry can boost exports and create jobs, with the potential to grow…

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NEW APPOINTMENT FOR NATIONAL SCIENCE ADVISORY GROUP

Former Australian of the Year Professor Fiona Wood AM has been appointed to the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) – Australia’s foremost science advisory body. Professor Wood is Director of the Burns Service of Western Australia and co-founder of the Fiona Wood Foundation. Announcing her four-year appointment today, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology…

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A FAIR DEAL ON FRESH FOOD FOR AUSSIE SHOPPERS THIS CHRISTMAS

The Morrison Government is acting to ensure Australian families get what they pay for when organising their holiday spreads, with a pre-Christmas blitz on hams, prawns and other festive favourites. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said inspectors from the National Measurement Institute (NMI) will be deployed to audit 650 businesses this week…

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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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