JAPAN’S HAYABUSA2 SPACE CAPSULE SUCCESSFULLY FOUND IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Japan’s space agency, with support from Australian officials, has successfully found its space capsule in remote South Australia carrying samples from a 4 billion year old asteroid. The Australian Space Agency and Department of Defence have supported the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) with the return of the Hayabusa2 capsule in the Woomera Prohibited Area…

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GRANTS TO MODERNISE AUSTRALIAN MANUFACTURING

The Morrison Government is backing Australian manufacturers with shovel-ready projects that will create jobs and drive the country’s COVID-19 comeback, with applications now open for round two of the $52.8 million Manufacturing Modernisation Fund (MMF). Businesses will be able to apply for grants of between $100,000 and $1 million to invest in new technology to…

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ENSURING AUSSIES GET THEIR MONEY’S WORTH THIS CHRISTMAS

After a tough year for Australian families, the Morrison Government is making sure they can shop with confidence when buying their Christmas groceries, with a two-week blitz on fresh food sales. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said inspectors from the National Measurement Institute (NMI) would audit around 450 supermarkets, butchers, fresh fish…

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Research to protect and preserve the Great Barrier Reef

North Queensland’s iconic Great Barrier Reef will be better protected thanks to the Morrison Government’s investment in a $36.3 million research facility near Townsville. In this year’s Budget the Government provided funding to expand the National Sea Simulator (SeaSim), a specially designed facility for climate related coral reef research. Member for Dawson George Christensen said…

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FUNDING TO PROPEL COMMERCIALISATION INCLUDING IN KEY MANUFACTURING SECTORS

The Morrison Government is backing Australian businesses with projects in the space, clean energy and medical sectors to commercialise and take on new markets. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the latest round of the Accelerating Commercialisation grants take the Government’s investment to date to more than $240 million. “These latest grants…

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$41.7 million boost to commercialise lifesaving medical discoveries

An innovative nasal treatment to fight COVID-19, common colds and flu is being taken to the next stage of testing, thanks to the Morrison Government’s $500 million Biomedical Translation Fund. Developed by Australian biotech company Ena Respiratory, INNA-051 works by stimulating the innate immune system, the first line of defence against the invasion of pathogens…

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$1 BILLION MANUFACTURING AGREEMENT SECURES AUSTRALIA’S NATIONAL HEALTH SECURITY

A new high-tech vaccine manufacturing facility will be developed in Melbourne to secure Australia’s long-term supply of critical health products including pandemic influenza vaccines and life-saving antivenoms. The $1 billion agreement between the Morrison Government and Seqirus also provides the ability to rapidly manufacture vaccines when responding to health pandemics in the future. Prime Minister…

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SUPPORTING NSW SOUTH COAST START-UP BUSINESSES TO BUILD BACK STRONGER

The Morrison Government is further backing start-up businesses on the NSW South Coast to recover and thrive after the devastating bushfire season and COVID-19 pandemic. The Bega Valley Innovation Hub is one of the latest recipients of the Incubator Support Initiative, and will use its $250,000 grant to help regional business owners access its specialised…

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GRANTS FOR RESEARCH PROJECTS USING CITIZEN SCIENCE

Australian organisations with research project ideas that encourage the community to get involved are invited to apply for a Citizen Science grant. Grants of between $150,000 and $500,000 are available to support projects that enable community participation in four key research areas: disaster resilience and preparedness, environmental change, cyber security and artificial intelligence, and food…

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NEW GUIDANCE TO SUPPORT INVESTMENT IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

The Morrison Government has strengthened its commitment to supporting companies to invest in research and development, releasing refreshed R&D Tax Incentive (R&DTI) guidance today. The guidance follows the Government’s investment of a further $2 billion into the incentive, which provides a tax offset to support Australian companies to undertake additional research and development activities. The…

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