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$151.5m for four CRCs to address key industry issues

7 March 2017

A range of Australian industries, from food and transport logistics to farming and honey bees, will benefit from a $151.5 million investment by the government in four new Cooperative Research Centres (CRCs), which will deliver practical solutions to problems and produce tangible outcomes.

Disability Access Standards reforms set to improve access to public buildings

3 March 2017

Proposed improvements to the Disability Access to Premises Standards will help to ensure people with disabilities have better access to public buildings.

Trans-Tasman patent attorney regulatory regime in effect

24 February 2017

The trans-Tasman patent attorney regime, a system for joint regulation of patent attorneys in Australia and New Zealand, is now in effect, helping to create a seamless trans-Tasman business environment.

Strengthening economic and technological ties with Israel

23 February 2017

Australian companies will be better placed to take advantage of opportunities in Israel’s biotechnology, ICT, research and development sectors, among others, thanks to a new Agreement signed today.

Northern Australia CRC open for business

20 February 2017

The Australian Government has announced the establishment Board of the $75 million CRC for Developing Northern Australia, which will get to work on attracting research projects that benefit the north.

Science and innovation treaty with New Zealand creates new opportunities

17 February 2017

Australia and New Zealand will work together to tackle chronic disease, advance general health care and improve the accuracy and availability of GPS signals as part of our commitment to increase collaboration on research and innovation.

Australia celebrates its women in science

13 February 2017

Saturday, 11 February was International Day of Women and Girls in Science, providing us with the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the contribution Australian women make to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Questacon’s next blockbuster is out of this world

9 February 2017

I am delighted to preview Above and Beyond, Questacon’s 2017 blockbuster exhibition that taps into the history of aviation and looks to the future to inspire a new generation of global aviation and aerospace innovators.

Grants help more Australians celebrate National Science Week

9 February 2017

Pop-up science festivals, an astronomical observatory on wheels, and Future Earth innovations are among 39 projects sharing in $500,000 in National Science Week grants.

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.