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Turnbull Government secures jobs for Alcoa workers

20 January 2017

The Turnbull Government welcomes the announcement today that the Alcoa Portland Aluminium Smelter will remain open into the next decade. This is great news for the workers at the Alcoa smelter and the community of Portland.

Appointment as Minister for Health and Sport

18 January 2017

Health touches the lives of every Australian. It is essential that people can see a doctor when they need to and have medicine when they are not well.

$12 million boost for positioning technology in Australia

17 January 2017

The Australian Government will invest $12 million in a two-year program looking into the future of positioning technology in Australia.

Joint statement regarding Portland smelter negotiations

16 January 2017

Significant progress has been made over the weekend, with great demonstrations of good faith from all parties working to find a solution for the future of the Portland smelter.

Australian telescope project helps unlock history and secrets of the universe

16 January 2017

One of the world’s most powerful radio telescopes, based in the Western Australian outback, has begun processing mind-boggling amounts of data which will help scientists explore the secrets and history of the Universe.

Resources and energy exports set to reach record highs

9 January 2017

Australia’s resource and energy export earnings are expected to reach record highs of $204 billion in 2016–17.

Australian scientists create time on New Year’s Day

30 December 2016

One of the country’s leading research facilities will create time on New Year’s Day, keeping Australia in sync with the rest of the world.

Have your say on priority areas for future CRCs

21 December 2016

The Turnbull Government is seeking input from the industry, science and research communities on priority research themes for upcoming selection rounds of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme.

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.

Over $475 million of new investment in offshore petroleum exploration

16 December 2016

The Australian Government’s 2015 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release has been finalised, with nine new offshore petroleum exploration permits awarded across both rounds.