$60,000 for bushfire mitigation on the Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula will receive $60,000 in disaster resilience funding to better prepare local communities from the threat of bushfires. Funding will be provided to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council under the Federal Government’s $15 million National Bushfire Mitigation Program. This money will be used to construct a fire access track, apply additional fuel management…

Australia secures world’s most important space science event

Australia will host the world’s largest space conference in 2020, with thousands of international experts set to join local scientists and astronomers to explore future space missions and investigate trade, research and development opportunities. Sydney will host the Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), which will be the second time the prestigious…

Innovation and Science Australia and CRC Advisory Committee appointments

New appointments to the Australian Government’s primary innovation bodies bring significant experience and a broad range of high-level skills to Australia’s innovation system. I am delighted to announce the appointment of University of Melbourne innovation expert Dr Charles Day as CEO of Innovation and Science Australia (ISA), following an extensive international search for a world-leading…

Australia leading the world with development of printed solar panels

Australia’s status as a global leader in solar power has received a major boost with the Turnbull Government investing $1.6 million in a world-first project aimed at creating cheaper electricity systems by using printed solar panels. The initiative will see CSIRO join forces with two Australian companies to create unique technology that can integrate printed…

$1.2million for new buildings at St Brendan’s Primary School in Somerville

Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt said he was pleased to announce federal funding for St Brendan’s Primary School. “I am pleased to announce that St Brendan’s Primary School in Somerville will receive $1.2 million in Commonwealth Government funding for new classrooms,” Mr Hunt said. “This funding, provided through the Capital Grants Programme (CGP), will…

Australian start-up jets 3D-printed engine technology into France

The Australian team behind the world-first 3D-printed jet engine has launched a new venture to manufacture components for a leading French aerospace company. Melbourne-based start-up Amaero Engineering and partner Monash University have signed an agreement with global aerospace and defence company Safran to print turbojet components at its factory in Toulouse, France. The company’s 3D…

$3.2 million to support Asia-Pacific industry and research collaboration

The Turnbull Government will invest $3.2 million, under the National Innovation and Science Agenda, to help Australian researchers and businesses collaborate with their counterparts in Asia-Pacific to develop new products and solutions. Research organisations, universities and R&D intensive businesses working with Asia-Pacific partners are encouraged to apply for the first funding round of the Regional…