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Resources and energy exports setting records

9 April 2018

Resource and energy exports are on track to reach a new record level of $230 billion in 2017-18 and earn a trillion dollars for Australia in the next five years.

Connecting the best medtech ideas to global markets

9 April 2018

Entrepreneurs in the medical device industry will be better equipped to build new businesses that create jobs and compete in overseas markets as a result of new funding from the Turnbull Government.

Cooperative Research Centre to strengthen cyber security

5 April 2018

The Turnbull Government, in cooperation with the WA McGowan Government, has today launched the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) to grow our national capability in cyber security research, development and commercialisation.

Cooperative Research Centre for developing Northern Australia to greatly improve horticulture supply chain management

5 April 2018

Smart supply chains for the horticulture sector comprise the first industry-led collaborative project to be managed by the Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia, supporting the Australian Government's commitment to improving prosperity in the north.  

New East Coast Supply from Gas Acceleration Program

28 March 2018

The East Coast gas market will be boosted with additional supplies of gas from four projects to be funded under the Australian Government’s $26 million Gas Acceleration Program (GAP).

Taskforce to focus on next phase of resources boom

28 March 2018

Securing the competitiveness of Australia’s resources sector will be the focus of a new taskforce announced today to help ensure the longevity of one of Australia’s most important industries.

Funding for exploration and research to secure jobs for the future

28 March 2018

Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan this morning announced $50 million of Australian Government funding for research aimed at better equipping the mining and resources sector to manage future challenges.

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.