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G20 Ministers agree on role of digitalisation in the economy

10 April 2017

The Australian Government has welcomed the outcome of last week’s G20 meetings in Germany where discussions were held on how to maximise the contribution that digitalisation can make to the economy.

IP applications show strong growth in Australian innovation

6 April 2017

New intellectual property (IP) application figures from IP Australia show Australia’s appetite for creating knowledge and pursuing ideas remains strong, underscoring the Australian Government’s innovation agenda.

G20 visit a chance to put Australia’s digital priorities in the spotlight

5 April 2017

The Australian Government will use G20 meetings in Germany this week to urge its international counterparts to focus on the uptake of digital technology for SMEs and digital inclusion for marginalised groups, including women.

STEM skills come first at global robotics competition

17 March 2017

Australian students are putting their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills to the test as part of a global robotics competition being held in Sydney this week.

Simplifying business in Australia

17 March 2017

The Australian and Tasmanian governments have launched a major new project to help boost investment and create jobs by cutting unnecessary red tape in the vital nature-based tourism sector.

Government funding puts Geelong manufacturer in driver’s seat

20 February 2017

The Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy, has visited the research headquarters of a carbon fibre manufacturer that will use Australian Government funding to help develop lightweight car seats for global markets.

World-leading image recognition technology empowers Aussie small business

10 February 2017

Images can now be used to search IP Australia’s trade mark database of over 400,000 Australian trade mark applications, helping businesses protect their brands faster.

Report on Australia’s intellectual property system released for consultation

20 December 2016

The Turnbull Government has today released for consultation the findings of the Productivity Commission’s final report on its Inquiry into Australia’s Intellectual Property (IP) Arrangements.

Building Ministers meet in Perth to discuss building standards and practices

15 December 2016

Building Ministers from across Australia, as well as senior representatives of state and territory governments, came together in Perth yesterday to ensure Australians continue to benefit from our world class building standards and practices.

$3.9 million to inspire girls and women to study and pursue science, technology, engineering and maths

6 December 2016

The Turnbull Government has announced $3.9 million in funding to 24 organisations to rollout projects that will encourage girls and women to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.