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$4.4m to mobilise Australia’s citizen scientists

25 May 2017

$4.4 million in grants announced today will mobilise a league of enthusiastic ‘citizen scientists’ to assist Australia’s leading universities and scientific organisations with their research.

Applications open for 19th CRC round

24 May 2017

The Australian Government is seeking applications for industry-led proposals for the 19th Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) selection round.

Australia strengthens science and innovation ties with Italy

22 May 2017

Australia and Italy have signed an agreement that will further strengthen scientific, technological and innovation co-operation between both nations.

National Measurement Institute award marks World Metrology Day

22 May 2017

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) has recognised the outstanding achievements of an Adelaide University researcher working on precision measurement with the Barry Inglis Medal.

The facts on regional incubators

19 May 2017

The Australian Government is providing more support for regional businesses through additional regional incubator facilitators and providing grants to support the establishment of regional business incubators.

Government looks to review measurement labelling laws

19 May 2017

The Australian Government has responded to industry calls to cut red tape around product packaging regulations, with options to change measurement marking placement rules released for public consultation.

New areas for offshore petroleum exploration

15 May 2017

Twenty-one new areas in Commonwealth waters will be available for oil and gas exploration through the 2017 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release announced today.

National roadmap for research infrastructure shows the way

12 May 2017

The Australian Government has released a comprehensive roadmap outlining the research infrastructure priorities essential for building Australian research excellence into the future.

Building the North with almost $7 billion in major infrastructure funding

10 May 2017

The 2017 Budget has confirmed the Coalition Government will provide almost $7 billion for major infrastructure projects in Northern Australia.

$28.7 million investment in East Coast gas security

9 May 2017

The Coalition Government will invest in a new program to accelerate the development of gas resources, aimed at ensuring affordable and reliable energy for Australian users.