$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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AUSTRALIA AND INDIA EXPAND COOPERATION IN SPACE

A new agreement between the Australian and Indian Governments will further unlock space collaboration between the two countries as the sectors continue to grow and create jobs. The amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding between the Australian Space Agency and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), builds on the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between Australia and…

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BACKING RESEARCH AND INDUSTRY COLLABORATION TO DRIVE GROWTH

The Morrison-McCormack Government is helping Aussie businesses to grow and create jobs, with support for industry and researchers to work together – including in regional Australia. Funding of between $100,000 and $3 million is available under Round 11 of the Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grants program. In support of the Government’s Regional Decentralisation Agenda,…

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MEDIA STATEMENT – NEW HEAD FOR ANTI-DUMPING COMMISSION

Dr Bradley Armstrong has been appointed Australia’s new Anti-Dumping Commissioner. Dr Armstrong brings extensive experience in both the public service and in the private sector to the role – most recently as Deputy Comptroller-General at the Australian Border Force. After beginning his career as an apprentice carpenter, he has worked in corporate management and commercial banking, and served…

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BUILDING CYBER SECURITY SKILLS IN AUSSIE BUSINESSES

The Morrison Government is getting more Aussies into jobs and lifting the nation’s cyber security capability, with a $26.5 million program opening today. The Cyber Security Skills Partnership Innovation Fund will provide grants of between $250,000 and $3 million to improve the quality and availability of cyber security professionals through training. Minister for Industry, Science…

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SEEKING AUSTRALIA’S UNSUNG HEROES OF SCIENCE

The search is on again for Australians doing remarkable work in science, innovation and education, with nominations for the 2021 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science now open. The Prizes recognise outstanding achievements in scientific research, research-based innovation and excellence in science teaching – with $750,000 in total prize money up for grabs. Minister for Industry,…

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GRANTS HELPING TO DEVELOP CLEVER BUSINESS IDEAS

Twenty-three small and medium businesses will share in more than $2 million from the Morrison Government to test their great ideas on how to improve the natural environment. The latest round of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) is supporting the early-stage development of solutions to tackle five specific government policy and service delivery…

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AUSSIE INVENTION MILKING THE SHELF LIFE OF FRIDGE STAPLE

The Morrison Government is backing a world-first innovation that can extend the expiry date of fresh milk to more than 60 days. Queensland company Naturo will use its $1 million Accelerating Commercialisation grant to build a pilot manufacturing plant in Coolum for its world-first patented technology for processing milk that is nutritionally superior and has…

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OPENING UP AUSSIE MANUFACTURERS TO THE WORLD

Australian companies are set to gain new export opportunities, that have the potential to create new jobs, with the COVID-19 Manufacturer Response Register opening to keen international buyers. The Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) introduced the online Register in March, so local manufacturers and suppliers of crucial products such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)…

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AUSTRALIA AND INDIA PARTNER ON COVID-19 RESEARCH

Australian and Indian researchers will work together to advance COVID-19 screening and study the future health effects of the virus, after a nearly $4 million investment by the Morrison Government. The Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) has funded six new projects, including one to develop COVID-19 diagnostic technologies and another study of the longer-term effects…

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