International clout added to Innovation Australia Board

The Government has added international experience to the board of Innovation Australia, appointing two overseas members to provide their perspective on the nation’s innovation and science agenda. Elizabeth Comstock (USA) and Saul Singer (Israel) have been appointed to the board until 2019. Innovation Australia is currently transitioning to Innovation and Science Australia, which will have…

ABC Wollongong – Interview with Fiona Wyllie

E&OE… Topics: Visit to BlueScope steel, Wollongong steel industry, anti-dumping, Arrium FIONA WYLLIE: So Minister, some commentators have argued your Government's championing of the digital age was a factor in your struggle for re-election, the Prime Minister failing to sell the benefits of the digital transformation to old economy workers. Can you assure workers in…

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…