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Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO Media Releases

Australian Government support to Australian automotive industry

8 February 2017

The Australian Government is supporting the automotive manufacturing workers and supply chains through this transition period.

New country of origin labelling laws passed

8 February 2017

Another step in delivering sweeping reforms to Australia’s country of origin labelling program was completed today with the Coalition Government’s Competition and Consumer Amendment (Country of Origin) Bill 2016 passing through the Senate.

$34.5 m for business-research collaborations

7 February 2017

The Australian Government will invest $34.5 million in 17 projects involving cooperation between industry and research institutions on new technological solutions ranging from new biodegradable industrial lubricants to treating sleep apnoea.

Review measures nation’s innovation strengths and weaknesses

7 February 2017

A review of innovation, science and research in Australia has confirmed the nation is good at creating knowledge, but could be stronger when it comes to applying it

Bringing Australian and international SMEs and researchers together

3 February 2017

The Australian Government is offering grant funding to help Australian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and researchers work with international partners to develop innovative products and services.

Closure of Toyota’s Altona plant

1 February 2017

Toyota has confirmed the date it will cease manufacturing as 3 October 2017. While this is regrettable, it is in line with the company’s 2013 announcement regarding closure by end of 2017.

CSIRO takes Aussie innovation to the US market place

29 January 2017

The CSIRO will open an office in San Francisco to promote Australian innovation and drive scientific and industrial engagement in the United States

Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim

26 January 2017

I take great pleasure in congratulating Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim on being named Australian of the Year for 2017.


18 January 2017

I would like to thank the Prime Minister for recommending me for appointment as the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science.