Australian Financial Review Op-Ed – Why Australian innovation has to be about more than start-ups and tech companies

There is absolutely no doubt that the global economy is more competitive than ever. For Australia to remain productive and prosperous, it’s vital for business to continue to change and evolve. But when we talk about “innovation”, what exactly do we mean? Put simply, it’s about challenging the norm and doing things differently. It’s not…

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Australia steps up to prevent a world nuclear medicine shortfall

Australia is making a significant global contribution by stepping up to help prevent a shortfall in world nuclear medicine supplies with two projects worth about $170 million. Last week one of the world’s main suppliers of nuclear medicine, the ageing National Research Universal (NRU) in Canada, ceased routine production of nuclear medicine operations after about…

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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…

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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…

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$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…

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