Major leap forward for Australian quantum computing

Australia’s status as a world leader in advanced computing received a boost today with a $70 million agreement between the research community, business and the Turnbull Government. The Turnbull Government is contributing $25 million over five years through the National Innovation and Science Agenda to a consortium developing a prototype silicon quantum integrated circuit –…

ABC 936 Hobart – Interview with Leon Compton

E&OE… Topics: CSIRO, Macquarie Island, Backpacker Tax LEON COMPTON: Let's talk about the CSIRO and its future now. Amid the latest stoush over the future of ongoing scientific research on Macquarie Island south of Hobart, which the Federal Government has now assured is sound. It's easier to forget an earlier international outrage at planned changes…

Our vision for CSIRO to be world’s premier public research organisation

As CSIRO marks 100 years of scientific excellence, the Turnbull Government is outlining a vision for the organisation to become the world’s premier public research organisation over the coming decade. This is an ambitious goal – but it is achievable. At CSIRO’s Gala Dinner in Melbourne tonight, I was delighted to announce that the Turnbull…

French research and innovation players open their doors to Australian PhDs

A group of six Australian PhD students leave today for a two-week study tour of some of France’s top research institutions, business incubators, innovation hubs and industry players. The students won the opportunity in the first Australian-French 24 Hour Entrepreneurship Challenge, held at the Australian National University in June. The challenge saw Australia’s most dynamic…

Industry–science partnership brings real-life skills to classrooms

The Turnbull Government is bringing industry professionals into classrooms to teach the next generation of science, maths, engineering and IT leaders, as part of a new partnership between CSIRO and Ai Group. The Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) program links industry professionals and scientists with classroom teachers and their students to generate interest and…

3AW Drive – Interview with Tom Elliott

E&OE… Topics: Superannuation, Sam Dastyari, political donations, Islamic State TOM ELLIOTT: Okay, our next guest is the Minister for Science and Innovation. Greg Hunt, good afternoon. GREG HUNT: And good afternoon, Tom. TOM ELLIOTT: Now, there's three things I want to ask you about: superannuation, political donations, and Islamic State. Let's start with superannuation. What…