Material from ministers from the former departments of Innovation, Industry, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education are available at http://archive.industry.gov.au.

Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO

Media statement from Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash (Media Releases)

19 December 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

I am honoured the Prime Minster has today appointed me to the new portfolio of Minister for Jobs and Innovation.

Media statement from Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO (Media Releases)

19 December 2017

As is well known publicly, I am currently undergoing treatment for cancer. The prognosis is excellent. Over the coming months, my priority must be to complete my treatment and regain full health.

Boosting critical supercomputing research infrastructure (Media Releases)

18 December 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

The Turnbull Government will deliver $70 million to the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) High Performance Computing (HPC) facility to replace its supercomputer.

$16.4 million on offer for manufacturers in South Australia and Victoria (Media Releases)

15 December 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

Eligible manufacturing firms in Victoria and South Australia are encouraged to apply for the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund’s (AMGF) second grants round, now open.

Increasing community STEM participation (Media Releases)

12 December 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

Community and youth participation in STEM activities across Victoria is set to rise thanks to an injection of funds from the Australian Government.

Innovation is driving Australia's future (Media Releases)

7 December 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

Today marks two years since the Prime Minister launched the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA), setting a vision for Australia as a world leader in innovation.

$4.8m for projects to boost innovation and sustainability of resources sector (Media Releases)

29 November 2017

Eight projects that will boost cross-industry innovation, collaboration and sustainability in the resources sector will receive $4.8 million in funding through the Australian Government’s Industry Growth Centres Initiative.

Launch of Innovation Week (Media Releases)

13 November 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, has welcomed the launch of Innovation Week, encouraging all Australians to back their ideas.

Project gives Queensland graziers an alternative market for beef (Media Releases)

8 November 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

A new project in the town of Hughenden, Queensland, granted Major Project Status by the Australian Government today, is estimated to provide over 300 jobs and provide graziers with an alternative path to market for their cattle.

Backing innovation to create jobs of the future (Media Releases)

30 October 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

Companies developing new ways to diagnose cancer, next generation WiFi chips and quantum computing firmware are among the first to receive investment from Main Sequence Ventures, manager of the $200 million CSIRO Innovation Fund.

The Hon Craig Laundy MP

Tracking Aluminium Composite Panels across NSW (Media Releases)

18 December 2017

A pilot program to track the movements of Aluminium Composite Panels (ACPs) will be rolled out across New South Wales in a collaborative approach to maintaining building safety.

Greater support now available to regional innovation hubs (Media Releases)

14 December 2017

Regional incubators and accelerators will be able to access greater support under changes to the Australian Government’s Incubator Support initiative that take effect today.

$1 million in grants to accelerate Australian start-ups (Media Releases)

13 December 2017

An incubator supporting Australian start-ups and another dedicated to commercialising medical devices produced by start-ups will receive a total of $1 million in funding from the Australian Government to progress their work.

VicRoads on the highway to innovation (Media Releases)

13 December 2017

The future of driving was on show today at the Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, as VicRoads tested a highly automated driving (HAD) vehicle fitted with world-first satellite positioning technology.

CSIRO flicks the 'ON' switch to fast track emerging technologies (Media Releases)

8 December 2017

A detection system to keep prawns safe from pests, a smarter smaller wind turbine and wearable tech that can screen for gut disorders are some of the emerging technologies that will be fast-tracked though the next round of Australia’s national sci-tech accelerator, ‘ON, powered by CSIRO’.

Dialogue to bolster Australia-US business and research links (Media Releases)

6 December 2017

The Australian Government has signed an agreement with the United States Council on Competitiveness that supports efforts to strengthen business and research links between both nations.

$33 million for CRC Projects to tackle diverse industry problems (Media Releases)

6 December 2017

Better barramundi breeding, disease resistant bananas, a portable brain scanner for early stroke detection and a process to turn waste plastics into spectacle frames are amongst 15 highly diverse industry-led projects to receive a $33 million investment from the Australian Government.

Funding clears pathway to market for Australian businesses (Media Releases)

30 November 2017

A business using drones to measure crop health and a company making website security solutions are among eight innovative Australian businesses being offered more than $3 million in Government funding to help get their ideas to market.

Funding to help Australian businesses succeed in the Asian Century (Media Releases)

24 November 2017

A Government initiative designed to equip Australian businesses and organisations with the attributes they need to succeed in the Asian Century has received another $9.58 million in funding.

Bouris taskforce to help digitise small business (Media Releases)

20 November 2017

The Turnbull Government has established a Small Business Digital Taskforce, to be headed by one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs, Mark Bouris AM, to ensure more Australian small businesses can thrive in an increasingly digital economy.

The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP

Honour for tropical health researcher reflects value of “hot north” funding (Media Releases)

25 October 2017

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Barnaby Joyce has congratulated a Darwin-based medical researcher who has won a prestigious science award.

Exploring for the future program delivers first results (Media Releases)

20 October 2017

The first dataset has been released from a range of surveys looking at the potential energy, mineral and groundwater resources in a relatively-unexplored region spanning the Northern Territory – Queensland border.

Coalition investing more than $6 billion in Northern Australia (Media Releases)

18 October 2017

The Coalition Government is investing more than $6 billion to ensure Northern Australia grows as a trade gateway to the Asia Pacific, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Barnaby Joyce said last night.

Exploration in the Great Australian Bight (Media Releases)

13 October 2017

On 12 October 2017, Chevron announced that it would not be progressing its exploration work program in the Great Australian Bight.

Rum Jungle rehabilitation planning (Media Releases)

5 October 2017

The Northern Territory and Australian Governments have signed an agreement to continue rehabilitation planning for the former Rum Jungle Mine Site, near Batchelor in the Northern Territory.

Stuart Smith reappointed as NOPSEMA CEO (Media Releases)

18 September 2017

Stuart Smith has been reappointed as Chief Executive Officer of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) for five years from 25 September 2017.

Investing in the future strength of the Australian resources sector (Media Releases)

2 September 2017

The Turnbull Government will commit $100 million to secure additional private investment in vital greenfield mineral exploration to drive the next wave of mineral discoveries crucial to the resources sector and the Australian economy.

Interview with ABC Darwin (Transcripts)

3 August 2017

The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Barnaby Joyce, was interviewed by ABC Darwin.

The Hon Greg Hunt MP

Interview with ABC Melbourne (Transcripts)

20 January 2017

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Greg Hunt spoke to Jon Faine at ABC Melbourne.

Turnbull Government secures jobs for Alcoa workers (Media Releases)

20 January 2017

The Turnbull Government welcomes the announcement today that the Alcoa Portland Aluminium Smelter will remain open into the next decade. This is great news for the workers at the Alcoa smelter and the community of Portland.

Interview with 3AW Drive (Transcripts)

20 January 2017

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Greg Hunt MP is interviewed on 3AW Drive.

Appointment as Minister for Health and Sport (Media Releases)

18 January 2017

Health touches the lives of every Australian. It is essential that people can see a doctor when they need to and have medicine when they are not well.

Joint statement regarding Portland smelter negotiations (Media Releases)

16 January 2017

Significant progress has been made over the weekend, with great demonstrations of good faith from all parties working to find a solution for the future of the Portland smelter.

Australian telescope project helps unlock history and secrets of the universe (Media Releases)

16 January 2017

One of the world’s most powerful radio telescopes, based in the Western Australian outback, has begun processing mind-boggling amounts of data which will help scientists explore the secrets and history of the Universe.

Interview with 2GB Morning Show (Transcripts)

6 January 2017

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP was interviewed on the 2GB Morning Show

Australian scientists create time on New Year’s Day (Media Releases)

30 December 2016

One of the country’s leading research facilities will create time on New Year’s Day, keeping Australia in sync with the rest of the world.

Melbourne doorstop (Transcripts)

22 December 2016

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, interviewed about the opening of Ford’s Asia Pacific Product Development Centre at a doorstop interview in Melbourne.

Interview with 2GB Drive (Transcripts)

22 December 2016

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, is interviewed on 2GB's Drive program.

The Hon Christopher Pyne MP

Oz Minerals announcement a welcome boost for Whyalla (Media Releases)

6 May 2016

The Federal Government welcomes today’s announcement by Oz Minerals of further investment in its proposed Carapateena copper project and in a Concentrate Treatment Plant at Whyalla.

New Singapore partnership creates opportunities for innovation (Media Releases)

6 May 2016

Today’s announcement by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with Singapore will strengthen the relationship between the two countries, growing our scientific and innovation collaboration, as well as building defence and trade links.

$159,000 grant supports business growth and jobs in Geelong (Media Releases)

6 May 2016

Geelong’s Phoenix Fabrication and Welding Pty Ltd will receive a $159,091 grant to expand its manufacturing facilities and create seven new jobs in fabrication, sheet metal work and hydraulic fitting.

Start-up tax breaks passes Senate (Media Releases)

4 May 2016

Two new initiatives designed to make investment in Australian start-ups more attractive will be in place for the 2016-17 financial year after passing the Senate today.

Science in action to support our economy (Media Releases)

3 May 2016

The 2016-17 Budget will commit vital funding to support science in action which will in turn support Australia’s successfully transitioning economy.

Cleaning up Australia's waterways (Media Releases)

1 May 2016

The Australian Government will launch a nationally coordinated approach to eradicating Australia’s worst freshwater aquatic pest, the common carp, through a $15 million National Carp Control Plan contained in this year’s budget.

Australia joins international nuclear research forum (Media Releases)

29 April 2016

Australia has overnight been approved as a member of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF), a co‑operative international endeavour, joining 12 other nations and the European Union to work together on long‑term research on advanced nuclear technologies.

Innovators to land in Berlin (Media Releases)

27 April 2016

The Turnbull Government will establish a landing pad for Australian startups in Berlin, a leading source of global innovation and disruptive technology.

Welcoming CSIRO's climate announcement (Media Releases)

26 April 2016

CSIRO’s announcement of a new Climate Science Centre in Hobart, including guaranteed research capability for ten years, will help secure Australia’s capability to understand and project future climate.

New decisions take another stand against Chinese steel dumping (Media Releases)

23 April 2016

Local steel manufacturers have a greater opportunity to compete on a level playing field after the Government accepted two Anti-Dumping Commission recommendations to impose dumping duties on Chinese-made steel reinforcing bar and rod in coil imported into Australia.

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

Increasing transparency in the global resources sector (Media Releases)

6 May 2016

Australia will join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), an international standard for increased transparency and accountability in the oil, gas and mining sectors.

Budget boosts resources innovation and investment (Media Releases)

3 May 2016

The resources sector continues to play an important role in our economy, representing around 10 per cent of Australia’s GDP and more than 50 per cent of our exports.

Australia joins international nuclear research forum (Media Releases)

29 April 2016

Australia has overnight been approved as a member of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF), a co‑operative international endeavour, joining 12 other nations and the European Union to work together on long‑term research on advanced nuclear technologies.

Site shortlisted for National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (Media Releases)

29 April 2016

After considering the feedback provided in the 120 day community consultation period that concluded in March, the Government has shortlisted the voluntarily nominated site in Barndioota, South Australia, as a possible site for a National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.

Roadmap launched to double manufacturing sector energy productivity (Media Releases)

27 April 2016

I welcome the launch of the ‘2xEP’ Manufacturing Sector Roadmap to double Australia’s energy productivity in manufacturing by 2030.

Time to reform Australia's gas market (Articles)

26 April 2016

Minister for Resources, Engery and Northern Australia, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, writes about the need to reform the Australian gas market.

China and South Korea visit strengthens trade opportunities (Media Releases)

14 April 2016

Today I arrived in Shanghai for Australia Week in China 2016 (AWIC), to promote trade and investment opportunities in Australia’s resources and energy sectors with our largest trading partner.

AusTrade Investment Breakfast (Speeches)

13 April 2016

Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP addressed the AusTrade Investment Breakfast at the LNG18 Conference in Perth, Western Australia.

Australian's energy strength on show at LNG18 (Media Releases)

11 April 2016

This week I will join the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, industry leaders and delegates from more than 95 countries in Perth for the 18th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG18).

Productivity increases reinforce positive outlook (Media Releases)

8 April 2016

The release of the Resources and Energy Quarterly by the Chief Economist of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science for the March quarter has again highlighted the positive outlook for Australia’s resources and energy sectors over the medium to long term.

The Hon Karen Andrews MP

Making maths fun for Emerald students (Media Releases)

2 May 2016

Getting to grips with mathematics will be much more exciting for students in Queensland’s Central Highlands, with a set of interactive maths puzzles being gifted today to the Central Highlands Science Centre in Emerald.

New icebreaker a boost for Australian science (Media Releases)

29 April 2016

Assistant Minister for Science Karen Andrews has welcomed the Federal Government’s investment in a new world-leading Antarctic icebreaker for Australia.

New decisions take another stand against Chinese steel dumping (Media Releases)

23 April 2016

Local steel manufacturers have a greater opportunity to compete on a level playing field after the Government accepted two Anti-Dumping Commission recommendations to impose dumping duties on Chinese-made steel reinforcing bar and rod in coil imported into Australia.

Sharing ideas the key to steel industry’s future (Media Releases)

20 April 2016

Knowledge sharing between nations is critical if the steel industry in Australia and around the world is to seize opportunities for growth and expansion in the future, according to Assistant Minister for Science Karen Andrews.

Steel symposium an opportunity to gain global insights (Media Releases)

13 April 2016

Global trends in steel manufacturing will be at the centre of the agenda when the Assistant Minister for Science, Karen Andrews, visits Brussels next week for the OECD Steel Symposium and Steel Committee meeting.

Key STEM stakeholders to discuss improving opportunities for women (Media Releases)

30 March 2016

Encouraging more girls and women to study STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths) and go on to pursue high impact careers will be the focus of talks in Brisbane tomorrow (March 31).

Latest anti-dumping decisions support local steel industry (Media Releases)

18 March 2016

In a major win for local steel makers the Australian Government will today implement anti-circumvention measures against foreign steel importers who have been avoiding anti-dumping duties by slightly modifying their products.

Ideas Boom offers opportunity for Gold Coast (Media Releases)

16 March 2016

Businesses, innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs and universities  are urged to attend an information session on the Australian Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) on the Gold Coast next Monday, 21 March.

Celebrating 100 years of Commonwealth science (Media Releases)

16 March 2016

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, and the Assistant Minister for Science, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, have today marked 100 years of involvement by the Commonwealth Government in Australian science.

Celebrating women in STEM (Media Releases)

8 March 2016

Marking International Women’s Day, Assistant Minister for Science Karen Andrews has acknowledged the contribution of Australian women to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

The Hon Wyatt Roy MP

New IP Counsellor will support Aussie exports to China (Media Releases)

6 May 2016

The Australian Government announces that David Bennett will become Australia’s first IP Counsellor in China.

$4.6m for Aussie companies to storm new markets (Media Releases)

21 April 2016

A new emergency protection system for storm-damaged buildings is among the latest innovations to receive commercialisation assistance through the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

Transformative superconductor unveiled (Media Releases)

19 April 2016

Prototype high-temperature superconductors were unveiled today as part of a landmark research agreement between German engineering giant Siemens, Queensland University of Technology and the Australian Government’s Defence Science and Technology Group.

New report shows innovation at work (Media Releases)

14 April 2016

Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy today announced the release of the Australian Intellectual Property Report 2016, which provides a detailed breakdown of the nation’s intellectual property (IP) trends.

Robots transform farming future (Media Releases)

22 March 2016

Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy says a Queensland company’s round-the-clock robotic sprayers have the potential to revolutionise farming.

Support to fast-track breakthrough technologies (Media Releases)

17 March 2016

After developing a new diagnostic test for the early detection of prostate cancer, biotechnology company Minomic is one of 15 innovators to win commercialisation support as part of the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

IP puts spotlight on best idea (Media Releases)

16 March 2016

A new online competition – “The best idea in Australia” – seeks to inspire innovators and entrepreneurs to maximise their intellectual property rights, says Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy.

Building better innovation incubators to grow new startups (Media Releases)

11 March 2016

Innovation ecosystem stakeholders, including business incubators and accelerators, are invited to have their say on measures to grow Australia’s next generation of innovative and high-performing businesses.

Showcasing a new guide for young innovators (Media Releases)

7 March 2016

Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel and Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy have joined Bribie Island students to promote a new one-stop guide to more than 250 digital technology, entrepreneurial, and Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programmes.

The business of ideas is booming (Media Releases)

2 March 2016

Demand for protective intellectual property (IP) rights surged in Australia last year, including patents (inventions), trade marks (logos and brands), designs (product appearance) and plant breeder’s rights (plant varieties).

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

$14.6 million to help drive innovative Australian businesses (Media Releases)

14 September 2015

Twenty four more Australian companies will take their innovative ideas into the global marketplace under the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs Programme.

CSIRO partnering with Chevron to study the Great Australian Bight (Media Releases)

14 September 2015

A significant partnership between CSIRO and Chevron will investigate unexplored deepwater regions in the Great Australian Bight, in the first commercial partnership to operate the marine research vessel, the RV Investigator.

Cancer patient receives 3D printed ribs in world first surgery (Media Releases)

11 September 2015

Australian Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane today congratulated CSIRO on its role in an international collaboration that has led to a world-first in surgery, using a 3D printed titanium sternum and rib implant that was designed and manufactured in Melbourne.

CSIRO purchases site for purpose-designed research farm (Media Releases)

10 September 2015

CSIRO has purchased 290 hectares of land at Boorowa in New South Wales for its agricultural research programme.

Two years of linking Industry and Science to grow the economy and create new jobs (Media Releases)

10 September 2015

The Australian Government is continuing to work with the industry and science sectors to generate economic growth and create new jobs by building on the major reforms that have been implemented since the Coalition Government was elected two years ago.

Interview with Melinda James - ABC Radio Illawarra (Transcripts)

7 September 2015

Interview with Melinda James, ABC Radio Illawarra, about BlueScope Steel and the future of Illawarra's industry and economy.

Joint Press Conference post meeting on future of industry in the Illawarra (Transcripts)

7 September 2015

Transcript of a joint press conference with NSW Minister for Industry Anthony Roberts, NSW Parliamentary Secretary for the Illawarra Gareth Ward, BlueScope CEO Paul O'Malley, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister For Social Services Concetta Fierravanti-Wells.

Strengthening the Illawarra's economic future (Media Releases)

7 September 2015

Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane said there is a clear determination to keep the Australian steel industry strong and profitable in the Illawarra as part of the region’s broader economic future, following a meeting of key stakeholders in Wollongong today.

Australian Government partners with university to help students embrace STEM (Media Releases)

3 September 2015

Australian industry will have new options to enhance their competitive edge through partnerships with our world-class university research resources, as the Australian Government continues to implement a suite of policies to build stronger connections between business and science, Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane said.

Doorstop interview – Opening of Whitehaven Maules Creek Coal Mine (Transcripts)

2 September 2015

Doorstop interview at the opening of Whitehaven Maules Creek Coal Mine

The Hon Bob Baldwin MP

Levelling the playing field for Australian manufacturers and producers (Media Releases)

15 December 2014

The Australian Government is bolstering Australia’s anti-dumping system with a range of reforms to ensure Australian industry is in the strongest position to compete on a level playing field, while complying with international trade rules.

Launch of the Framework for the Adoption of Project Team Integration and Building Information Modelling (Speeches)

2 December 2014

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, the Hon Bob Baldwin MP, launched the Framework for the Adoption of Project Team Integration and Building Information Modelling.

Infrastructure guidelines strengthened (Media Releases)

2 December 2014

Guidelines ensuring the integrity of Australia’s major infrastructure projects were further strengthened today with the release of the Building Information Models (BIM) guidelines.

Brewer tops Gold Coast Innovation Awards (Media Releases)

30 November 2014

Parliamentary Secretary for Industry Bob Baldwin has congratulated the annual winners of the 2014 Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards, headed by the Burleigh Brewing Company.

Coalition Government acts to address use of faulty building products in construction industry (Media Releases)

26 November 2014

The Coalition Government is taking action to protect families building their homes from faulty building products and materials.

Address to the i20 conference (Speeches)

14 November 2014

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, the Hon Bob Baldwin MP, addressed i20 Collaborate to Innovate: It Makes Dollars and Sense, representing the Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott MP.

World's leading innovators focus on growth opportunities (Media Releases)

14 November 2014

One hundred and seventy of the world’s leading innovators are meeting in Brisbane today to consider how they, and their governments, can work together to boost innovation across the G20.

Queensland Exploration Breakfast (Speeches)

31 October 2014

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, the Hon Bob Baldwin MP, addressed the Queensland Exploration Breakfast.

Advanced robot manufacturing hub set to benefit Sutherland (Media Releases)

16 October 2014

Local business leaders have joined with advanced manufacturers and researchers in a bid to establish an Advanced Manufacturing Business Centre specialising in robots and robotics in Sutherland.

Sutherland ShireBiz Advanced Manufacturing Forum (Speeches)

16 October 2014

Parliamentary Secretary for Industry makes the key note address to the Sutherland Shire Advanced Manufacturing Forum.