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Consultations start on the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism

24 July 2017

The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator Matt Canavan, has today given formal notice to liquefied natural gas (LNG) producers that he intends to consider whether 2018 will be a gas shortfall year under the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM).

Australia leading the charge in developing ground-breaking battery technology

24 July 2017

The Turnbull Government is helping Australian innovators develop cutting-edge technology that could help revolutionise battery storage and lead to a new generation of innovative products.

Governments united in fire safety assurance efforts

21 July 2017

Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Craig Laundy says it’s disingenuous to pre-empt the work on building compliance being undertaken by the Australian, state and territory governments.

Applications open for grants to inspire young Australians in science

21 July 2017

The Australian Government’s Sponsorship Grants for Student Science Engagement and International Competitions is now open for applications.

Works start on critical Kennedy Developmental Road upgrade

20 July 2017

Works officially kicked off today on the $53.32 million Kennedy Developmental Road (Hann Highway) upgrades between Mount Garnet and Hughenden, with the project set to deliver a more reliable freight and tourist route for North Queensland along with jobs in local communities.

More pulling power for the north

20 July 2017

The voice of Northern Australia has been further strengthened, with the first meeting today of the Northern Australia Advisory Council in Townsville.

Strict fire safety requirements protect the Australian community

19 July 2017

Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Craig Laundy has dismissed claims by the Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten that fire protection regulations in the National Construction Code are not of a high standard.

Food for thought as plans unveiled for food and agribusiness sector

17 July 2017

The Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy, used a major industry conference in Sydney today to announce two significant initiatives designed to grow Australia’s food and agribusiness sector.

$26 million to fast track new east coast gas projects

14 July 2017

The Australian Government will begin working with the States and Territories that are prepared to develop their own gas resources through the new $26 million Gas Acceleration Program (GAP) to fast track new gas to the east coast market.

Top International Science School award goes to India

14 July 2017

I have great pleasure in congratulating Poorvi Hebba on receiving the prestigious Len Basser Prize for Science Leadership at the Professor Harry Messel International Science School at the University of Sydney.

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