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Innovation and trade vital to continue Australia’s record economic growth

21 March 2018

The reforms needed to build a more resilient and flexible economy, which is on track to achieve 27 years of continuous economic growth, have been put in place according to the first edition of Industry Insights — Flexibility and Growth released today.

Businesses innovate for the future

20 March 2018

Projects with the potential to deliver safer patient care before and after surgery, and to reduce the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of commercial aircraft are among 14 Australian innovations sharing in more than $7.4 million in commercialisation funding.

Survey reveals potentially mineral-rich area in Northern Australia three times larger than previously known

20 March 2018

New data gathered by the Australian Government has revealed a potentially mineral-rich area straddling the NT-Queensland border is three times larger than previously known.

Unearthing junior mining exploration opportunities

19 March 2018

The Coalition Government is supporting smaller exploration companies to undertake “greenfields” mining exploration and so make mineral discoveries crucial to the Australian economy, thanks to legislation that passed the Senate today.

New visa scheme to attract highly skilled global talent

19 March 2018

A new visa scheme to attract highly skilled global talent and deliver innovation to Australia will be piloted from 1 July of this year.

Australia and ASEAN driving digital trade

16 March 2018

The Turnbull Coalition Government today announced a joint initiative with the ten countries of ASEAN to promote digital trade and support inclusive economic growth in our region.

'Sunrise Industries' - Capitalising on new emerging industries in the ASEAN region

16 March 2018

Personal health and ageing, next generation energy storage and autonomous systems are just some of the emerging high-growth industries identified in a new report that will fuel future regional growth and job creation in our region.

New partnership to drive better healthcare research and development

13 March 2018

The Turnbull Government has set up a new advisory board to work with the United States to promote technology and innovation in healthcare.

Advisory group to help advance women in industry, innovation and science

13 March 2018

The Industry, Innovation and Science Women’s Advisory Roundtable is meeting today in Sydney.

Australia and Timor-Leste sign maritime boundary treaty

7 March 2018

Today the Treaty between Australia and the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste was signed, Establishing Their Maritime Boundaries in the Timor Sea.