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Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO

Deciding our digital future (Media Releases)

19 September 2017

Australians are encouraged to have their say on the digital future of the nation under a Digital Economy Strategy to be released by the Australian Government early next year.

Thriving in a disruptive world (Speeches)

19 September 2017

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, spoke at the Australian Financial Review Business summit in Sydney.

Igniting ideas for National Science Week 2018 (Media Releases)

18 September 2017

The annual call has sounded for creative ideas, events and projects to engage Australians in science, engineering, technology and innovation during next year’s National Science Week.

Australia and China sharing research and innovation (Media Releases)

15 September 2017

Australian researchers collaborating with Chinese partners on industry-based projects can apply for funding under the third round of the Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) – Joint Research Centres announced today.

Medical technology investment to improve lives (Media Releases)

11 September 2017

The Turnbull Government will fund three medical breakthroughs to help people with severe disabilities walk again and support thousands of Australians facing crippling chronic back pain.

Australia and Brazil sign agreement on science, technology and innovation (Media Releases)

8 September 2017

Australian and Brazilian scientists will now enjoy closer collaboration under an Agreement signed last night by the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO and Brazil’s Ambassador to Australia, His Excellency Manuel Innocencio de Lacerda Santos Jr.

Statement on Departmental Secretary arrangements (Media Releases)

7 September 2017

I would like to thank Ms Glenys Beauchamp PSM for her time and service as Secretary of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

Major Project status for West Seahorse Project (Media Releases)

7 September 2017

The Australian Government has renewed its Major Project Status to the West Seahorse Project, which aims to develop an important oil reservoir off the coast of Victoria.

Four more research institutions sign up to gender equity initiative (Media Releases)

5 September 2017

Two Australian government science agencies and two universities are the latest to join a national program to improve gender equity in our research organisations.

Government welcomes major step in artificial intelligence revolution (Media Releases)

4 September 2017

The Government has welcomed today’s announcement by the Australian National University (ANU) to establish the Autonomy, Agency and Assurance (3A) Institute within the university’s College of Engineering and Computer Science.

The Hon Craig Laundy MP

$1.57 million in incubator grants to help Australian start-ups crack global markets (Media Releases)

13 October 2017

Four more innovation incubators will receive a total of $1.57 million to expand the support they offer, helping more Australian start-ups enter global markets like Asia and the US.

Asia-Pacific research and industry collaborations to address shared challenges (Media Releases)

11 October 2017

Australian-led collaborative projects to help address the Asia-Pacific affordable housing crisis, tackle hepatitis B and monitor the impact of coastal climate changes are amongst five research organisations to receive $897,210 collectively in Government funding today.

$50 million investment into cyber security research and industry solutions (Media Releases)

22 September 2017

A new industry-led cyber security Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) will build Australia’s cyber security capability and deliver solutions to ensure the safety of our businesses and citizens in cyberspace.

Making it easier to start a new business (Media Releases)

22 September 2017

The Australian Government recently commenced public testing of a new service to make registering your business easier and faster.

China visit an important opportunity to talk trade (Media Releases)

15 September 2017

The Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy, is visiting counterparts in China this week to discuss opportunities to improve trade between both nations.

Ensuring the integrity of Australia’s anti-dumping system (Media Releases)

13 September 2017

Ensuring a robust and effective anti-dumping system is an essential part of the Australian Government’s commitment to free and fair trade.

Experts appointed to review building and construction safety issues (Media Releases)

24 August 2017

The Building Ministers' Forum has announced that Professor Peter Shergold AC and Bronwyn Weir have been commissioned to assess compliance and enforcement problems within the building and construction systems across Australia.

Government helps regional manufacturers to ‘imagine’ the possibilities (Media Releases)

22 August 2017

The Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy, today opened a new graphene manufacturing plant in Geelong, which will help see innovative new products that are strong, flexible and lightweight, delivered into global markets.

Modernising business registers to make business simpler (Media Releases)

9 August 2017

The Turnbull Government today has commenced consultation on ways to modernise business registers to make it simpler for business to get on with business.

Governments united in fire safety assurance efforts (Media Releases)

21 July 2017

Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Craig Laundy says it’s disingenuous to pre-empt the work on building compliance being undertaken by the Australian, state and territory governments.

The Hon Greg Hunt MP

National Innovation and Science Agenda is having a significant impact one year on (Media Releases)

7 December 2016

A year since the Turnbull Government launched a landmark new plan to capitalise on the nation’s strengths and turn Australia into an innovation leader, major initiatives are underway to boost investment, generate jobs and improve the quality of our lives.

Interview with Ross Greenwood, 2GB (Transcripts)

5 December 2016

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, was interviewed by Ross Greenwood on 2GB Sydney.

New Growth Centre to help Australia become a global cyber security leader (Media Releases)

5 December 2016

The Turnbull Government has established a new Cyber Security Growth Centre that will drive the development of a vibrant and globally competitive cyber security industry in Australia.

Melbourne Doorstop (Transcripts)

5 December 2016

Joint doorstop with the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, The Hon. Dan Tehan MP, at the launch of the Cyber Security Growth Centre in Melbourne.

CSIRO Innovation Fund launched to supercharge Australian innovation (Media Releases)

4 December 2016

The Turnbull Government today launched the $200 million CSIRO Innovation Fund which will commercialise early stage innovations from CSIRO, universities and other publicly-funded research bodies.

Adelaide to host Australia's first Asian Physics Olympiad in 2019 (Media Releases)

3 December 2016

Adelaide has been selected as the host city for Australia’s first Asian Physics Olympiad, which will be held from 5 to 13 May 2019.

Grants help Australian researchers and businesses connect at international level (Media Releases)

1 December 2016

Australian small and medium sized companies and local researchers will partner with international counterparts to grow their businesses and undertake research to benefit industry, with more than $660,000 in commercialisation grants from the Turnbull Government.

United States and Australia strengthen science, technology, and innovation ties (Media Releases)

30 November 2016

Australia and the United States have signed an agreement that will help ensure crucial science, technology, and innovation cooperation between both countries continues to flourish.

Report shows innovation drives business success and jobs growth (Media Releases)

30 November 2016

The 2016 Australian Innovation System report released today highlights the significant benefits of innovation in Australia for business – including increased productivity, profitability, investment and job creation.

Australia’s solar thermal expertise to help deliver renewable energy for China (Media Releases)

29 November 2016

A landmark new agreement to be signed today will see Australia’s world-leading solar heliostat technology rolled out in China as part of the country’s uptake of concentrated solar thermal (CST) for electricity generation.

The Hon Christopher Pyne MP

Statement on Arrium (Media Releases)

4 April 2016

The Australian steel industry is facing substantial challenges primarily caused by the significant oversupply of steel. The Australian Government has focussed on the policy levers available to give Arrium every opportunity to transition in this difficult global market and we will continue this work.

Green light for food labelling reforms a win for consumers (Media Releases)

31 March 2016

The Australian Government has welcomed today’s agreement by the states and territories to sweeping reforms to country of origin food labelling which will give Australian consumers clearer and more meaningful information about the products they buy.

Australia-India Strategic Research Fund grants (Media Releases)

30 March 2016

Today we announce recipients of six new grants awarded through the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF).

Digital Marketplace for startups to access $5b in government ICT projects (Media Releases)

23 March 2016

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne, and Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, Angus Taylor, today announced the first stage of an online Digital Marketplace for smaller businesses to access government’s $5 billion annual spend on ICT projects.

ANSTO Board appointments strengthen expertise (Media Releases)

22 March 2016

Chartered accountant, Ms Carol Holley has been appointed and Professor Andrew Scott has been reappointed to the board of ANSTO, the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.

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.

New PM’s award celebrates early career innovation success (Media Releases)

17 March 2016

 The commercial successes of Australia’s brightest early career innovators will be recognised in a new award added to the prestigious Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science in 2016.

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.

New appointments strengthen Innovation and Science Australia (Media Releases)

15 March 2016

A new look Innovation and Science Australia Board was unveiled today by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne.

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.

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

Energy Resources Growth Centre launched (Media Releases)

24 February 2016

A new Growth Centre established by the Australian Government will drive innovation, competitiveness and productivity across the oil, gas, coal and uranium sectors.

Parliament passes offshore petroleum title amendments (Media Releases)

24 February 2016

The Government has acted quickly to resolve an administrative oversight relating to several offshore petroleum title renewal and extension decisions.

US visit an opportunity to pursue increased investment (Media Releases)

19 February 2016

Minister Frydenberg will travel to the United States on 21 February to lead a delegation of senior Australian business and academic representatives participating in Australia-United States Business Week

Resources industry still powering the economy (Articles)

17 February 2016

Resources is to the Australian economy what the baggy green is to Australian sport: totemic; iconic; indispensable to our national story and synonymous with our national identity.

The resilience of Australia’s energy and resources sectors in challenging times (Speeches)

16 February 2016

The Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP gave a National Press Club address on the resilience of Australia’s energy and resources sectors in challenging times.

South Australian Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission tentative findings report (Media Releases)

15 February 2016

The Government welcomes the release of the South Australian Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission Tentative Findings Report.

Strong start for exploration development incentive (Media Releases)

12 February 2016

The recently released results for the first year of the Government’s $100 million Exploration Development Incentive (EDI) highlight its broad use in new exploration.

Bipartisan support for National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (Media Releases)

12 February 2016

Determining a suitable site for Australia’s low and intermediate level radioactive waste is an issue of national significance to which the Government and the Opposition remain committed.

Vehicle Emissions Discussion Paper (Media Releases)

12 February 2016

The Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions, established by the Turnbull Government to review Australia’s regulatory framework for vehicle emissions, has today issued a discussion paper which sets out the issues under examination and calls for comment.

Correcting offshore petroleum title processing (Media Releases)

10 February 2016

I have been advised by my Department that a number of offshore petroleum titles with prior usage rights have been subject to incorrect renewal and extension processing.

The Hon Karen Andrews MP

University’s partnership proves Agenda’s strengths (Media Releases)

11 December 2015

A strategic partnership for manufacturing and R&D between the University of Adelaide and Trajan Scientific and Medical shows how research institutions and manufacturers can work together to power the National Innovation and Science Agenda’s ideas boom.

ABC RN Drive with Patricia Karvelas (Transcripts)

9 December 2015

Assistant Minister for Science the Hon Karen Andrews MP is interviewed on ABC RN Drive about the National Innovation and Science Agenda initiatives.

ABC NewsRadio interview (Transcripts)

8 December 2015

Assistant Minister for Science the Hon Karen Andrews MP is interviewed on ABC NewsRadio about the National Innovation and Science Agenda initiatives.

A $500 million boost for Australian science (Media Releases)

7 December 2015

Australia’s science sector will receive a $500 million boost over the next four years, as part of today’s National Innovation and Science Agenda.

National Press Club speech from panel discussion on Women in Computing and the promotion of STEM. (Speeches)

3 December 2015

National Press Club speech by the Assistant Minister for Science Karen Andrews as part of a panel discussion on Women in Computing and the promotion of STEM.

Time to boost women's interest in ICT (Media Releases)

1 December 2015

Assistant Minister for Science, Karen Andrews, has urged government, educational institutions and industry to work together to ensure Australia has sufficient information and communications technology-trained (ICT) people to meet future demand.

Interview with ABC National (Transcripts)

29 November 2015

Assistant Minister for Science Karen Andrews was interviewed on ABC National.

Anti-dumping ruling to benefit local steel industry (Media Releases)

28 November 2015

Anti-dumping duties will be imposed on steel reinforcing bar (rebar) exported to Australia from Korea, Singapore, Spain and Taiwan following a decision by Assistant Minister for Science Karen Andrews.

Interview with ABC 666 Canberra (Transcripts)

27 November 2015

Assistant Minister for Science Karen Andrews was interviewed on ABC 666 Canberra about her visit to inspect new NASA Deep Space Antennas at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Centre at Tidbinbilla.

Interview with ABC Radio Brisbane (Transcripts)

24 November 2015

Assistant Minister for Science Karen Andrews was interviewed on ABC Radio Brisbane.

The Hon Wyatt Roy MP

We can repeat Israel's innovation miracle (Articles)

18 November 2015

Assistant Minister Wyatt Roy's opinion piece, first published in the The Australian Financial Review.

$7.3m to support innovative Australian companies (Media Releases)

27 October 2015

Twenty Australian companies are the latest to benefit from $7.3 million in commercialisation grants assistance under the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs' Programme to help launch their products into the global marketplace.

Time is right for Sydney Silicon Harbour (Media Releases)

22 October 2015

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science the Hon Christopher Pyne MP and Assistant Minister for Innovation the Hon Wyatt Roy MP today welcomed the announcement of a “Silicon Harbour” precinct for Sydney by New South Wales Premier Mike Baird.

Hacking the policy process (Articles)

22 October 2015

Assistant Minister for Innovation, the Hon. Wyatt Roy MP, in conjunction with the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, and the startup accelerator Blue Chilli held the inagural innovation policy ‘policy hack’ in Sydney on Saturday 10 October .


Crowd-sourced equity funding vital for innovation (Media Releases)

20 October 2015

The Turnbull Government’s response to the Murray Financial System Inquiry (FSI) includes changes that will make it easier for Australia’s innovative businesses to crowd-source the funds they need to develop and grow.

Hacking into challenges we face to create a more innovative nation (Articles)

16 October 2015

Assistant Minister Wyatt Roy's opinion piece.

Hackathon to spark new ideas (Media Releases)

8 October 2015

Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy will drive a one-day policy hackathon in Sydney on Saturday, October 17.

Interview with ABC TV’s Lateline (Transcripts)

22 September 2015

Interview with Emma Alberici, ABC TV’s Lateline, about the new ministry, technology disruption, startups, innovation in the school curriculum.

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

Ministerial Statement - Science and Innovation Building Australia’s Industries of the Future (Speeches)

17 August 2015

Statement to the House of Representatives on the role of science in Australia.

National Science Week highlights $9.7b investment in science (Media Releases)

14 August 2015

From the hands-on science of making food in Western Australia to a photographic exhibition of the Auroa Australis night sky colours in Tasmania, over one million Australians will celebrate the contribution science makes to Australia as part of National Science Week 2015.

Submission to nuclear fuel cycle Royal Commission (Media Releases)

13 August 2015

The Australian Government has made a submission supporting the Royal Commission’s investigation into South Australia’s further participation in the nuclear fuel cycle.

Marine Science Plan to guide blue economy (Media Releases)

12 August 2015

Expanding Australia’s valuable “blue economy” while also protecting our oceans is at the core of a National Marine Science Plan launched today.

Energy productivity target to help cut energy bills (Media Releases)

11 August 2015

The Australian Government has set a target for national energy productivity to improve by 40 per cent by 2030 to help reduce Australians’ energy bills and tackle climate change.

New investment to expand gas industry research (Media Releases)

11 August 2015

The Australian Government and NSW Government will invest a total of $3 million in a strategic research alliance with CSIRO and industry to expand research on the social and environmental impacts of the onshore gas industry.

$3.7 million to improve national disaster resilience (Media Releases)

11 August 2015

Minister for Justice Michael Keenan today announced $3.7 million in funding for projects to help communities prepare for, respond to and recover from natural disasters and emergencies.

Australian innovation challenge to find Australia’s best ideas (Media Releases)

10 August 2015

The hunt is on for ideas that make a difference, with The Australian Innovation Challenge awards open for entries from professionals, young people and backyard inventors.

Transcript of doorstop -Thodey appointment (Transcripts)

6 August 2015

Industry and Science Minister Ian Macfarlane announces the appointment of David Thodey as new Chair of the Board of CSIRO.

Building a modern centre of innovation in Geelong (Media Releases)

6 August 2015

The Commonwealth Government is investing in jobs, innovation and growth across the Geelong region to support its transition from traditional manufacturing to a centre of innovation.

The Hon Bob Baldwin MP

Federal Government invests $21.5 million in home-grown ingenuity (Media Releases)

26 August 2014

Parliamentary Secretary for Industry Bob Baldwin today announced $21.5 million funding for 12 new solar research and development (R&D) projects at an event hosted by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Nation’s Sheep CRC wins $15 million grant to develop further world leading farm practices (Media Releases)

9 July 2014

Australia’s sheep industry’s drive to improve productivity through take up of cutting-edge technologies like genome sequencing, has been given a major boost with the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation embarking on a new five-year, industry-driven program.

Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation extension (Speeches)

9 July 2014

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Bob Baldwin, launched the extension of the CRC for Sheep Industry Innovation.

Clever roof solution presents new opportunities (Media Releases)

13 June 2014

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Bob Baldwin, today officially unveiled a new renewable energy solution that combines steel roofing with cutting-edge thin-film solar panels in the Sydney suburb of Glebe.

Resources and Skills Alliance address (Speeches)

6 June 2014

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, the Hon Bob Baldwin MP, addressed the Resources and Skills Alliance in Adelaide.

Australian manufacturer localises services for mining sector (Media Releases)

5 June 2014

Australia’s manufacturing sector was given a boost today with the announcement that Nordon Cylinders’ new manufacturing plant in Brisbane was now open for business.

Building ministers’ forum agrees to National Construction Code reforms (Media Releases)

30 May 2014

Federal and state ministers have agreed today to significant building regulation reforms to the National Construction Code (NCC).

Sheep CRC ahead of the flock (Media Releases)

20 May 2014

The Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Sheep Industry Innovation was awarded the 2014 CRC STAR Award last night for a collaboration with small businesses and farmers that is bolstering the national sheep flock.

Cooperative Research Centres Association Excellence in Innovation Awards presentation (Speeches)

20 May 2014

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, the Hon Bob Baldwin MP, addressed the Cooperative Research Centres Association Excellence in Innovation Awards dinner in Perth, WA.

Spinning the medical webs of the future (Media Releases)

20 May 2014

A Macquarie University scientist, Dr Douglas Little, has been awarded the 2014 National Measurement Institute (NMI) Prize for ground-breaking measurement techniques developed to assess the potential of spider webs to be used for in vivo (in body) medical devices.