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Trans-Tasman patent attorney regulatory regime in effect

24 February 2017

The trans-Tasman patent attorney regime, a system for joint regulation of patent attorneys in Australia and New Zealand, is now in effect, helping to create a seamless trans-Tasman business environment.

Strengthening economic and technological ties with Israel

23 February 2017

Australian companies will be better placed to take advantage of opportunities in Israel’s biotechnology, ICT, research and development sectors, among others, thanks to a new Agreement signed today.

Ten year roadmap released for energy resources sector

22 February 2017

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan has welcomed the release of a ten year roadmap for the Australian energy resources sector, to ensure it stays competitive.

$3m cash bid exploration permit awarded off Western Australia

20 February 2017

International energy company Chevron has paid $3 million for a cash bid permit to secure the right to explore an area off the Western Australian coast for the next six years.

Northern Australia CRC open for business

20 February 2017

The Australian Government has announced the establishment Board of the $75 million CRC for Developing Northern Australia, which will get to work on attracting research projects that benefit the north.

Government funding puts Geelong manufacturer in driver’s seat

20 February 2017

The Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy, has visited the research headquarters of a carbon fibre manufacturer that will use Australian Government funding to help develop lightweight car seats for global markets.

Science and innovation treaty with New Zealand creates new opportunities

17 February 2017

Australia and New Zealand will work together to tackle chronic disease, advance general health care and improve the accuracy and availability of GPS signals as part of our commitment to increase collaboration on research and innovation.

Australia and New Zealand align on positioning

17 February 2017

The Australian Government today announced it will be collaborating with New Zealand on a project to improve positioning capability in the Australasia region.

Australia celebrates its women in science

13 February 2017

Saturday, 11 February was International Day of Women and Girls in Science, providing us with the perfect opportunity to acknowledge the contribution Australian women make to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

World-leading image recognition technology empowers Aussie small business

10 February 2017

Images can now be used to search IP Australia’s trade mark database of over 400,000 Australian trade mark applications, helping businesses protect their brands faster.