Mornington Peninsula pre-schoolers given chance to learn another language

Every pre-schooler in the Mornington Peninsula will have the opportunity to learn a foreign language, as the Turnbull Government announced that applications for the popular Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program were now open. The Polyglots apps are an innovative program that has already seen around 10,000 children across the country learning new languages and…

$4 million boost for Australia’s growing citizen science movement

From classifying galaxies to counting koalas across the country, recording rainfall or your own sleep habits, citizen science projects give Australians the chance to contribute to scientific research. I am delighted to announce that the Turnbull Government is providing $4 million in Citizen Science Grants, over four years, to support more opportunities for the public…

New Statement of Expectations to support CSIRO in becoming the world’s premier public research organisation

The Australian Government wants CSIRO to become the world’s premier public research organisation by building on its current standing and capabilities. I have written to David Thodey, CSIRO’s chair, with a new Statement of Expectations that outlines the Turnbull Government’s vision for CSIRO for the next decade and puts a clear focus on world leading…

New national simplification initiative to make it easier to get on with doing business and creating jobs

The Turnbull Government has struck a landmark agreement with state and territory governments for a new National Business Simplification Initiative – which will reduce the complexity of regulation for businesses and make dealings with government easier. Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Greg Hunt chaired a meeting of representatives from state and territory industry portfolios…

ABC AM – Interview with Michael Brissenden

E&OE… Topics: Agreement with state and territory governments for a new National Business Simplification Initiative; company tax cuts; 457 visas GREG HUNT: Good morning, Michael. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: So you want to make it easier to do business. How will you do it? GREG HUNT: So what we're doing is essentially slashing the number of steps…

Government enhances protections for Phillip Island small businesses

Phillip Island small businesses will have increased protections under Australian consumer law, thanks to new laws passed by the Turnbull Government. Changes to Australian unfair contract terms under consumer law will provide close to 900 small businesses on Phillip Island the same protections as available to consumers, following an extensive consultation and implementation period. This…