FIRE FIGHTING INNOVATION SHARES IN $3.1M GRANTS BOOST

A Queensland company will soon be fitting its fire fighting invention to helicopters across the globe, thanks to support from the Morrison Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment is among 10 businesses sharing in $3.1 million in Accelerating Commercialisation grants. “These grants support businesses exhibiting Aussie ingenuity…

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JOINT MEDIA RELEASE – RESEARCH GRANT BOOST TO NAVY FRIGATES PROJECT

The Morrison Government is backing advanced manufacturing and South Australia’s defence sector, through a new industry-research collaboration. The Government-funded Innovative Manufacturing CRC (IMCRC) will inject $1.45 million into a project to help develop and pilot cutting-edge manufacturing technologies that will be used to build nine anti-submarine warfare frigates. BAE Systems Australia’s shipbuilding business, ASC Shipbuilding,…

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BUSHFIRE CONSTRUCTION STANDARD FEE WAIVED

The Morrison Government is partnering with Standards Australia to waive the fee for access to the bushfire construction standard, to support the recovery and rebuilding of bushfire ravaged communities. This jointly funded partnership will provide all Australians with access to AS 3959:2018 – Construction of buildings in bushfire-prone areas – a key standard referenced in…

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REFORMING THE NEW CAR RETAILING MARKET

The Morrison Government is working to foster more competitive new car retailing, with the release of draft regulations to improve transparency and fairness in the market. Car manufacturers, new car dealers and customers now have an opportunity to comment on the draft regulations that introduce changes for the sector under the Franchising Code of Conduct.…

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$8.5 MILLION TO BOOST CYBER SECURITY SOLUTIONS

Tailored ‘cyber fitness’ programs for small businesses are among 17 projects set to share in $8.5 million in funding from the Morrison Government to strengthen and grow the cyber security sector. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews said the second round of AustCyber’s Projects Fund would further strengthen Australia’s cyber security capability. “These projects…

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BUSINESSES SHARE IN $6 MILLION TO TACKLE NATIONAL CHALLENGES

The Morrison Government is backing innovative businesses with ideas to tackle national challenges; including protecting Australia from biosecurity threats and driving growth in our tourism industry. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said six businesses have been granted $1 million each under the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) to develop their solutions.…

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FUNDING PROJECTS TO BOOST PLASTICS RECYCLING

The Morrison Government is driving Australia’s waste-recycling industry forward, investing almost $20 million in a series of projects which will create new jobs, grow our economy and help our environment. Nine projects which will see Australia reduce its plastic waste and boost plastics recycling are being funded as part of round 8 of the Cooperative…

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RESEARCH SOLVING INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

The Morrison Government is continuing to back research projects which address industry challenges, including one which will make our food industry more climate-resilient. Nine projects will share in more than $25 million in funding under round 8 of the Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-Ps). Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said $3 million…

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RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS TO POWER CRITICAL MINERALS

The Morrison Government is continuing to invest in projects to cement Australia’s position as a critical minerals powerhouse, to grow the economy and create new jobs. Six critical minerals projects will share in more than $11 million in funding under round 8 of the Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-Ps). Minister for Industry, Science and Technology…

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BLOCKCHAIN ROADMAP POINTS THE WAY TO SUCCESS

Seizing the economic opportunities for Australia from blockchain is at the heart of a new national roadmap released today.   Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the National Blockchain Roadmap was another important step on the way to helping improve the nation’s productivity.  “The Morrison Government has worked collaboratively with industry and researchers…

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MEDICINAL CANNABIS PROJECTS DRIVE JOB CREATION

Three medicinal cannabis facilities expected to create thousands of jobs in Victoria and South Australia have been granted Major Project Status by the Morrison Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the projects would help Australia continue to develop its medicinal cannabis industry. “When you combine our world-renowned agriculture sector, with our…

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WA RARE EARTHS PROJECT GIVEN MAJOR STATUS BOOST

The Morrison Government continues to build Australia’s critical minerals future, granting Major Project Status to a new Western Australian rare earths facility. The Mt Weld Rare Earths Processing Facility project near Kalgoorlie will see the development of a new facility to separate rare earths which are essential elements in the making of wind turbines and…

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