A new era of Antarctic engagement

A new era of Antarctic engagement was announced today by the Turnbull Government, with the launch of the Australian Antarctic Strategy and 20 Year Action Plan. The Turnbull Government is providing $255 million in funding over the next ten years to enhance Australia’s Antarctic logistics and science capabilities. This includes $55 million for infrastructure and…

Turnbull Government supports Australian-grown solar technology set for commercialisation and export

The Australian Government is providing up to $2.9 million of funding to support the $5.8 million project by Victorian company RayGen. RayGen’s technology relies on low-cost mirrors to track and reflect the sun onto an ultra-efficient solar PV receiver at the top of a central tower. The potential for RayGen’s groundbreaking technology extends well beyond…

Quarantine Station buildings at Point Nepean to host National Centre for Coasts and Climate

I’m delighted that we have been able to bring together a three-way agreement between Melbourne University, the Commonwealth and the Victorian Government, unlocking $2.1 million in Federal funding to establish a marine research centre in the heritage Quarantine Station buildings at Point Nepean. The agreement is to establish a National Centre for Coasts and Climate…