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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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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