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Dialogue to strengthen innovation ties between Australia and China

24 March 2017

A range of crucial industry sectors are set to benefit from a formal ‘Dialogue on Innovation’ between Australia and China that will bolster collaboration on innovation between the two nations. 

Canavan's message for Queensland: "Stop bickering, start building"

23 March 2017

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has a simple message for the Queensland Government: “Stop bickering, start building.”

Government unveils long-term commitment to science and research

22 March 2017

The Australian Government has unveiled its new National Science Statement, which emphasises the long term importance of science to the nation’s economy and society.

Parliamentarians pay tribute to the role of science in Australia

21 March 2017

Science meets Parliament, which begins today, is a wonderful opportunity for parliamentarians to show their respect for the science community and the role it plays in shaping our nation.

Consultation to begin on two new Kimba nominations for National Radioactive Waste Facility

20 March 2017

A public consultation process will be held in Kimba, South Australia, after two landowners volunteered sites for Australia’s National Radioactive Waste Management Facility.

Marine industries contribute $74 billion to Australia's economy

17 March 2017

Australia’s so called ‘blue economy’ has made a significant contribution to the nation’s prosperity and is increasingly recognised around the world as a high value, high potential growth sector.

STEM skills come first at global robotics competition

17 March 2017

Australian students are putting their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills to the test as part of a global robotics competition being held in Sydney this week.

Simplifying business in Australia

17 March 2017

The Australian and Tasmanian governments have launched a major new project to help boost investment and create jobs by cutting unnecessary red tape in the vital nature-based tourism sector.

$4m to put students’ STEM learning into action

16 March 2017

The Australian Government will invest $4 million over the next four years to help Australian school students put their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning into action.

Grants support the innovative ideas of small and medium businesses

14 March 2017

I’m delighted that 20 small and medium businesses will share in more than $1.8 million in initial funding to develop innovative solutions to solve public sector challenges under the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII).