$30M GRANTS PROGRAM TO SUPPORT LOCAL MANUFACTURING

The Morrison Government is supporting Australia’s manufacturers to turn their good ideas into world-beating realities that create more local jobs, with a new $30 million fund. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Commercialisation Fund will foster projects that bring industry and researchers together to commercialise new manufacturing products and processes. “Making…

$1.3 BILLION MANUFACTURING INITIATIVE BLASTS OFF

The Morrison Government’s game-changing investment to super-charge manufacturing and grow jobs is now open to businesses, with applications sought under the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI). Businesses with projects in the space sector are the first to be able to apply for grants to help them commercialise ideas or processes, or integrate into global…

SEAWEED DRIVING DOWN EMISSIONS AND DRIVING UP JOBS

A world-first company cultivating a special seaweed to reduce livestock emissions has been given $1 million from the Morrison Government to scale up production. Agricultural science company Sea Forest will use its matched funding to increase supplies of its seaweed additive for livestock feed, which both reduces livestock methane emissions by more than 99 per…

AUSTRALIA AFFIRMS ROLE IN WORLD’S LARGEST TELESCOPE

Australia is another step closer to helping create the world’s largest radio telescope, which will allow further exploration of the universe while creating jobs in Western Australia and growing the economy. Australia has today ratified the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Observatory Convention. Under the Convention, WA will host 130,000 antennas and South Africa the 200…