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Matching students with local STEM activities

16 August 2017

A new national database that matches students with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) activities available in their local region is now open for business.

Helping Australian businesses understand the Research & Development Tax Incentive

15 August 2017

The Government is committed to helping Australian businesses innovate using technology by piloting a new user-focused approach to simplify the language and advice provided to ICT users of the Research & Development Tax Incentive.

National Science Week 2017 showcases key importance of science to the community

10 August 2017

National Science Week, which I am delighted to launch today, provides a valuable opportunity for all Australians to meet scientists, discuss hot topics, do science and celebrate its discoveries and impact on our society.

Modernising business registers to make business simpler

9 August 2017

The Turnbull Government today has commenced consultation on ways to modernise business registers to make it simpler for business to get on with business.

$5 million to push Australian innovations towards commercial reality

7 August 2017

A process to convert waste plastics into fuel and chemicals, a fashion fitting solution for online shoppers and a new energy storage system are among eight Australian innovations to share in $5 million to help them become commercial reality.

$1.9 million in additional grants for Citizen Scientists

4 August 2017

The Australian Government has today announced $1.9 million in Citizen Science Grants for five new projects.

Call for views on building the nation’s space industry capability

3 August 2017

The government today launched a consultation process seeking broad input on Australia’s space industry capability

Celebrating the champions of public sector innovation

27 July 2017

Celebrating the fantastic innovation taking place in the Commonwealth and ACT public services at the 2017 Public Sector Innovation Awards.

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.