Address to the National Research and Innovation Alliance

Address to the National Research and Innovation Alliance Australian Academy of Science ** Check against delivery ** Introduction I’m honoured to be here today to speak with you, our nation’s preeminent science leaders. I want to thank you for your ongoing leadership and support for Australian science, and for the work you do to place Australian…

Turnbull Government invests in new decadal climate science monitoring and forecasting capacity

The Turnbull Government will invest $37 million over 10 years to create a decadal climate science monitoring and forecasting capacity within the new CSIRO Climate Science Centre. Decadal forecasts aim to predict fluctuations in the climate system up to 10 years ahead of time. Reliable decadal forecasts will help decision-makers in agriculture, energy, water, health,…

Australia to join global satellite research project

Australia will join 27 other countries in a global satellite research project with the launch of three Australian ‘CubeSats’ satellites. The QB50 project, coordinated by Belgium’s von Karmen Institute for Fluid Dynamics, is launching around 50 small research satellites into space for critical atmospheric research. The Turnbull Government has authorised the launch of three Australian…

$18 million to boost global collaboration

The Turnbull Government is supporting businesses and researchers with grants of up to $1 million to help them collaborate with global partners on leading-edge research, development and commercialisation projects. The Government’s Global Innovation Linkages programme will provide $18 million over five years to help businesses collaborate to develop high quality products, services or processes that…

ABC AM Interview with Michael Brissenden

E&OE… Topics: CSIRO MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Minister, good morning. GREG HUNT: And good morning. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Why have you, as a Government, changed your mind on this? GREG HUNT: Well, climate science is important, it's significant, it's critical to our long term planning. It's something that both the Prime Minister and I have clear and strong…

Sky News AM Agenda interview with Kieran Gilbert

E&OE… Topics: National Innovation and Science Agenda, United States election, Kevin Rudd KIERAN GILBERT: I'm here with the new Industry, Innovation, and Science Minister. Greg Hunt, thanks for your time. GREG HUNT: Thanks very much Kieran. They do political pageantry with incredible style in America. KIERAN GILBERT: We complain about long elections – they’ve been…