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…

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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…

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Toad-smart’ quolls released in Kakadu

The Turnbull Government is funding a project to train ‘toad-smart’ quolls which will be highly beneficial in re-establishing a population of quolls in southern Kakadu and helping the species recover. Ten ‘toad-smart’ quolls will be released in Kakadu’s Mary River District this week and up to 30 in 2016 as part of a three-year expansion…

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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…

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