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Oz Minerals announcement a welcome boost for Whyalla

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

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.

New IP Counsellor will support Aussie exports to China

6 May 2016

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

Increasing transparency in the global resources sector

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.

$159,000 grant supports business growth and jobs in Geelong

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.

Government secures further investment for Northern Australia

6 May 2016

The Government has secured an additional expected $2 billion investment in northern Australia with Singapore to upgrade joint defence training facilities in Townsville and Shoalwater Bay in Queensland

Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility passes the Parliament

4 May 2016

Legislation to establish the Government’s $5 billion Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has passed the Parliament enabling it to commence from July.

Start-up tax breaks passes Senate

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.

Budget boosts resources innovation and investment

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.

Science in action to support our economy

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.

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