Space agreements boost international collaboration

The Morrison Government is continuing to develop opportunities for Australian businesses to create jobs in the space sector, with the Australian Space Agency signing agreements with three international space agencies and a major industry player. The agreements with the German Aerospace Centre, Italian Space Agency, New Zealand Space Agency and Maxar Technologies were signed alongside…

Funding to help tackle killer diseases

The Morrison Government is backing start-ups dedicated to fighting disease, with funding under the Government’s Incubator Support initiative. The Health 10x program will accelerate start-ups whose products and services address non-communicable diseases in areas with growing demand for treatment. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the $295,000 grant will go to the…

Improving automated decision making

Australian researchers will make the world a safer place to use automated decision making. Minister for Education Dan Tehan today announced the Morrison Government was providing $31.8 million to establish a research centre to investigate responsible, ethical, and inclusive automated decision making. The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Automated Decision-Making and Society…

Boosting STEM skills in regional Queensland

The Morrison Government today launched a new initiative to boost science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) mentoring in regional Queensland. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS) initiative would strengthen industry research connections and collaboration in regional Queensland. “Promoting STEM education is a passion of mine…

Tasmania links up with Australian Space Agency

Tasmania will benefit from job-creating investment as the Morrison and Hodgman governments work together to advance the state’s space industry, today signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). Federal Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the signing is an important step in integrating the work of the Australian Space Agency with Tasmanian efforts and capability. “The…