LOCALLY MADE VENTILATORS BOOST FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

Australia’s front line defence against COVID-19 has been bolstered with a group of local manufacturing companies and engineering firms delivering its first invasive ventilators to the National Medical Stockpile. This shipment, and the rest to follow over coming weeks, comes only three months after the Morrison Government reached a $31.3 million agreement with Grey Innovation…

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$22B PROJECT TO POWER THE NT & SINGAPORE GIVEN MAJOR STATUS BOOST

The Morrison Government is helping fast-track Australia’s largest renewable energy infrastructure project which aims to power the Northern Territory and Southeast Asia – injecting billions into our economy and creating thousands of Australian jobs. Major Project Status has been granted to Sun Cable’s proposed Australian-ASEAN Power Link (AAPL) – which would be one of the…

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$10M MISSION TO BUILD FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE

A $10 million mission has been launched to further secure Australia’s food supply chains and build the agrifood industry’s resilience to shocks. The Morrison Government-backed Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre today launched its Mission Food For Life. The three-year program will bring agrifood businesses, tech companies and the research sector together to develop new data-driven…

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BACKING BUSINESSES TO SOLVE KEY ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES

The Morrison Government is calling on the nation’s small and medium sized businesses to help develop innovative solutions that can solve national environmental challenges. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said $12 million was being made available through the latest round of the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) across five challenges. “This…

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SCIENCE TO MITIGATE BUSHFIRE SMOKE IN WINEMAKING AMONG $25 MILLION PROJECTS

A project to future-proof Australia’s winemaking industry from the impact of bushfire smoke taint is one of 10 research initiatives to share in a $25 million funding injection from the Morrison Government. The successful Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-Ps) under round 9 will involve 29 Australian companies, including 22 small and medium businesses. Minister for…

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NASA’S GLOBE EDUCATION PROGRAM RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA

Students and teachers from across Australia will once again have the opportunity to participate in a NASA sponsored international science and education program. NASA and the Australian Space Agency have signed a cooperative agreement to re-engage in the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program. This worldwide initiative provides a unique opportunity…

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NEW FUNDING TO TRANSFORM DIABETES AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RESEARCH

The Morrison Government is backing cutting-edge research into two of the most prominent health conditions that affect millions of Australians – diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The Government will invest $47 million over four years into a new program to accelerate research into preventing, diagnosing and treating the conditions. Minister for Health Greg Hunt said the…

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QUEENSLAND COMPANY LAUNCHES CUTTING EDGE MEDICAL APP

Operating room medical staff will be able to receive essential training anywhere, anytime thanks to an innovative locally-developed online training app. The Qlicksmart digital platform was developed entirely in Australia with the assistance of an Australian Government Innovations Connection Grant. Launching the platform on the Gold Coast, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews…

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