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Entrepreneurs prove point on technological change

21 October 2016

An international conference on disruption has been told that its participants are proof that Australia and Australian industry can win by embracing disruptive technologies.

2016 Prime Minister’s Prizes reward innovation and science

20 October 2016

Some of Australia’s greatest scientists, innovators and teachers have been recognised at the 2016 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science for outstanding achievements in their fields.

$13.3m grants to inspire the science prize winners of the future

19 October 2016

Young Australians passionate about science and maths now have more opportunities to learn from and compete with the best through new government funding for a range of science, technology, engineering and maths activities.

Turnbull Government supporting National Science Week 2017

19 October 2016

The Turnbull Government is offering grants of $2,000 to $20,000 for individuals, community groups, universities, research institutions and other organisations interested in holding an event as part of National Science Week 2017.

Innovation and Science Australia Bill passes parliament

13 October 2016

The Australian Parliament has today passed the Innovation and Science Australia Bill – cementing innovation and science at the heart of our long-term plan to secure Australia’s future economic prosperity

Cairns-based CEO appointed to Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility

11 October 2016

The Australian Government is continuing to drive investment and economic growth in Northern Australia, by announcing the appointment of Ms Laurie Walker as the Cairns-based CEO of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF).

Queensland’s LNG sector driving investment and jobs

10 October 2016

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has welcomed today’s announcement from Australia Pacific LNG that production has started from the second train at its Curtis Island facility near Gladstone.

Turnbull Government is committed to supporting workers as Ford and Holden Cruze production comes to an end in Australia

7 October 2016

As the last Ford Falcon and Holden Cruze roll off the production line today, the Turnbull Government is committed to supporting workers during what is a difficult time for many staff and their families.

R&D Tax Incentive Review report released for consultation

28 September 2016

The Turnbull Government is encouraging feedback from Australia’s research and development (R&D) community, businesses and industry groups and other stakeholders on the R&D Tax Incentive Review findings released today.

Canavan welcomes Macfarlane's appointment to Queensland Resources Council

26 September 2016

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has welcomed the appointment of Ian Macfarlane as Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council and said he would be a strong successor to build on more than a decade of leadership under Michael Roche.