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New areas for Petroleum exploration

15 May 2018

As part of its ongoing commitment to meeting Australia’s future energy needs, the Australian Government today announced the 2018 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release covering Western Aust

Helping manufacturers take advantage of digital technologies

15 May 2018

An industry-led project to help small Australian manufacturers increase their use of digital technology and boost their productivity has received $250,000 in funding through the Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC).

Grants help businesses take the sting out of commercialisation

14 May 2018

An Australian company taking the fear out of children’s medical procedures by turning them into a virtual reality adventure is among 13 innovators being offered more than $6.6 million in development funding.

Turnbull Government launches Australia's first space agency

14 May 2018

The Turnbull Government will establish the first Australian Space Agency, helping our businesses win a greater share of the multi-billion dollar global space market and establishing a new industry with the potential to create 20,000 jobs.

2018 Woomera Prohibited Area review

11 May 2018

The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and the Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matt Canavan, today announced the appointment of Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM to lead the 2018 Review of the Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA) coexistence framework.

More than $10 billion earmarked for Northern Australia

10 May 2018

The Coalition Government now has more than $10 billion earmarked for spending in Northern Australia.

Small Business Digital Taskforce submits report to Government

10 May 2018

The taskforce charged with ensuring the nation’s 2.1 million small businesses make the most of digital technology has delivered its recommendations to the Australian Government. 

New data reveals potential copper "hot spots" in Northern Australia

10 May 2018

Potential copper “hot-spots” in an area on the Queensland-Northern Territory border are revealed in new data released by the Australian Government today.

Better GPS and satellite imagery to support a smarter economy

8 May 2018

The Turnbull Government is investing in the global positioning system (GPS) technology that will create jobs and support Australian industry.

Budget 2018 - New opportunities and jobs for Australian industry

8 May 2018

The Turnbull Government is investing in a stronger economy by backing business to create more and better paying jobs across Australia.

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