Increased flexibility for production of hand sanitiser to bolster supplies

The Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has cut the red tape on the manufacturing of hand sanitiser, whilst maintaining strict safety requirements, to bolster supply in Australia. Currently, there is high demand for hand sanitiser in Australia’s health care system and hospital networks – particularly in rural and regional parts of the country. The…

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Tech sector & Government back Australian businesses during COVID-19

The Morrison Government welcomes the launch of a new website brought together by the technology sector to support Australian businesses with staff working remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Australian Business Continuity – by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and its technology partners – provides free practical tools to support the continuity of Australia’s small-to-medium…

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RESEARCH TO MAKE CONSTRUCTION CHEAPER & SAFER

Making construction in Australia cheaper, without compromising safety or quality, will be the focus of two new industry led research centres being backed by the Morrison Government. The Building 4.0 CRC will receive $28 million in government support, while the SmartCrete CRC will get $21 million to reduce the cost of concrete and improve productivity.…

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INCREASING DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING DURING COVID-19

The Federal Government is working with local industry to increase domestic production of medical protective equipment such as surgical face masks, sanitizer, goggles and gowns amid the outbreak of COVID-19. Med-Con Pty Ltd – a manufacturer near Shepparton in regional Victoria – has increased production with the support of the Government and the Australian Defence…

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BOOST FOR FEMALE FOUNDED STARTUPS

The Morrison Government is backing female entrepreneurs to grow their ideas and create jobs for all Australians, with an $18 million funding program opening today. The Boosting Female Founders Initiative will provide grants to women with start-ups that need support to grow. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the program is designed…

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INVESTING IN AUSTRALIA’S MINING AND ENERGY FUTURE

The Morrison Government is investing in industry-led research to maintain Australia’s place as a world leader in mining and energy resources. The Government will provide $40 million for the establishment of the Future Energy Exports (FEnEx) CRC and $29.5 million for the CRC for Transformations in Mining Economies (CRC TiME).  Minister for Industry, Science and…

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NEXT-GEN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS GET GREEN LIGHT

The Morrison Government is investing in the future of energy innovation by backing new technology projects that harness opportunities from our deepest oceans to outer space. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said $344,000 would be provided to support two new industry-led collaboration projects through National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), one of the…

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SUPPORTING AFFORDABLE CLEAN ENERGY

The Morrison Government is further investing in technology solutions that can reduce the energy bills of Australian families and businesses, and drive down carbon emissions. The Government is investing $68.5 million in the Reliable Affordable Clean Energy for 2030 (RACE for 2030) Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) to improve energy affordability and reliability, and help Australia…

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – GREATER OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN IN STEM

The Morrison Government is building on its commitment to get more girls and women into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), to secure their futures and make sure Australia’s economy continues to thrive. To mark International Women’s Day, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews today launched the Women in STEM Action Plan and…

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FUNDING FOR INCUBATORS DRIVING POSITIVE CHANGE

The Morrison Government is backing new incubators to help bold ideas get off the ground, so we can keep growing the economy and get more Australians into work. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Sydney-based Social Impact Hub would help start-ups develop social impact strategies that focus on outcomes to issues…

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AUSSIE INVESTORS BETTING ON NEW IDEAS

The Morrison Government is continuing to drive investment in early stage companies and innovations that can grow the economy and create new Australian jobs. New ABS figures show total venture capital investment soared from $574 million in 2017-18 to $701 million last financial year – the highest level since 2007-08, and up from less than…

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Australia-NZ To Boost Satellite Positioning Technology

Australia and New Zealand have agreed to partner together to rollout new satellite technology that will be able to pinpoint a location on Earth to within 10 centimetres, unlocking more than $7.5 billion in benefits for industries on both sides of the Tasman. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern committed…

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