RESEARCH HUB TO TRANSFORM AUSTRALIA’S BLUE ECONOMY

A major global research centre is today officially open for business in Tasmania, starting work in earnest that will transform Australia’s blue economy, create new jobs and deliver significant economic and environmental outcomes. The Morrison Government is investing $70 million over ten years into the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). The CRC brings together…

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HELPING SUPERMARKETS FIX WEIGHTY ISSUES

The Morrison Government is working with the major supermarkets to improve their trade measurement compliance so customers get what they pay for at the cash register. Aldi, Coles and Woolworths are among the supermarket chains that have entered into agreements to address instances of non-compliance detected during a two week audit blitz by the National…

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MINISTERIAL STATEMENT – BUSHFIRE SCIENCE ROUNDTABLE

On Wednesday, 15 January 2020 the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, hosted a roundtable meeting of top scientists and experts to work together in response to the devastating bushfires. Minister Andrews highlighted that disaster response, recovery and resilience activities should be informed by multi-disciplinary research. Bushfire research, as well as…

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SUPPORTING CAR MANUFACTURING TRANSITION

The Coalition Government’s support for car workers and local businesses impacted by industry transition has been backed by a new report released today. The Australian Automotive Industry – Transition following the end of Australian motor vehicle production report found that about 75 per cent of former supply chain companies remain in business following the closure…

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HELP FOR CRITICALLY ILL NEWBORNS AMONG $4.7M GRANTS

An innovative medtech solution that helps doctors administer medicine to critically ill newborns will receive funding from the Morrison Government. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said Victorian based Navi Medical Technologies is one of nine businesses that will share in more than $4.7 million in Accelerating Commercialisation grants to help get their products to market. “The…

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TRANSCRIPT Interview – ABC News 24

Topics: Bushfire Science Roundtable, climate change E&OE Joe O’Brien: The role of science and technology in fighting and reducing the risk of bushfires will be addressed by experts in Canberra today. Science Minister Karen Andrews will meet representatives from the CSIRO, the Academy of Science, along with bushfire researchers. She says today’s roundtable will be…

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FUNDING TO GIVE AUSSIE START-UPS GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

The Morrison Government is helping new businesses set their sights on global expansion with $350,000 in funding to a start-up generator. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said Antler Australia selects individuals from diverse backgrounds with a range of skills to find technology solutions and build businesses to enter global markets. “By funding…

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DRIVING AUTOMOTIVE INNOVATION THROUGH NEW GRANTS

The Morrison Government is investing further in the future of the Australian automotive industry with $4.5 million in grant funding for innovative new projects. Applications for the second round of the Automotive Innovation Lab Access Grants (AILAG) program open today. Grants will support businesses across Australia to undertake automotive product design, development and testing at…

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SCALING UP FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF ROCKET TECHNOLOGY

A Gold Coast company that has already caught the attention of NASA has signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with the Australian Space Agency. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the agreement with Gilmour Space Technologies, which specialises in rocket technologies, highlighted the exciting developments underway in Australia’s space sector.…

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