Transcript – 3AW Drive interview with Tom Elliott

E&OE… Topics: Turnbull Government support to secure jobs in Portland community; TOM ELLIOTT: Joining us on the line now, he's now the Health Minister but until very recently he was the federal Industry Minister, Greg Hunt. Mr Hunt, good afternoon. GREG HUNT: And good afternoon, Tom. TOM ELLIOTT: You're a member of a free market…

Turnbull Government secures jobs for Alcoa workers

The Turnbull Government welcomes the announcement today that the Alcoa Portland Aluminium Smelter will remain open into the next decade. This is great news for the workers at the Alcoa smelter and the community of Portland. A power supply failure to Alcoa last month caused damage to production lines and significantly reduced the operating capacity…

Australian telescope project helps unlock history and secrets of the universe

One of the world’s most powerful radio telescopes, based in the Western Australian outback, has begun processing mind-boggling amounts of data which will help scientists explore the secrets and history of the Universe. The antennas of CSIRO’s $188 million Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) telescope are now processing 5.2 terabytes of data per second…

Australian Scientists create time on New Year’s Day

One of the country’s leading research facilities will create time on New Year’s Day, keeping Australia in sync with the rest of the world. Immediately before 11:00:00 am (AEDT) on New Year’s Day, Australian measurement scientists at the National Measurement Institute (NMI) will add an extra second to their super-accurate atomic clocks, to account for…

MELBOURNE DOORSTOP

Topics: Opening of Ford’s Asia Pacific Product Development Centre; Alcoa; GREG HUNT: What we've seen today is that there is a long term future for the automotive sector in Australia. It's essentially in the research and development, design, the engineering side. Australians can be and are world-class automotive engineering researchers, developers, designers, and engineers. This…

ABC Melbourne Drive Interview with Nicole Chavstek

E&OE… Topics: Opening of Ford’s Asia Pacific Product Development Centre; Alcoa; Cory Bernardi NICOLE CHVASTEK: Greg Hunt, good afternoon. GREG HUNT: And good afternoon Nicole. NICOLE CHVASTEK: How do you like the sound of the Cory Bernardi party? GREG HUNT: Look, I have a suspicion that all of this is wildly overstated. I've got a…

Have your say on priority areas for future CRCs

The Turnbull Government is seeking input from the industry, science and research communities on priority research themes for upcoming selection rounds of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme. Public consultation opening today will identify possible themes and priorities for CRC and CRC Project selection rounds over the next two years. The CRC Programme has played…