$4 million boost for Australia’s growing citizen science movement

From classifying galaxies to counting koalas across the country, recording rainfall or your own sleep habits, citizen science projects give Australians the chance to contribute to scientific research. I am delighted to announce that the Turnbull Government is providing $4 million in Citizen Science Grants, over four years, to support more opportunities for the public…

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New Statement of Expectations to support CSIRO in becoming the world’s premier public research organisation

The Australian Government wants CSIRO to become the world’s premier public research organisation by building on its current standing and capabilities. I have written to David Thodey, CSIRO’s chair, with a new Statement of Expectations that outlines the Turnbull Government’s vision for CSIRO for the next decade and puts a clear focus on world leading…

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New national simplification initiative to make it easier to get on with doing business and creating jobs

The Turnbull Government has struck a landmark agreement with state and territory governments for a new National Business Simplification Initiative – which will reduce the complexity of regulation for businesses and make dealings with government easier. Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Greg Hunt chaired a meeting of representatives from state and territory industry portfolios…

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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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Turnbull Government delivers $7.6 million boost to help Australian businesses bring new products to market

Twenty-two Australian businesses will turbocharge their bright ideas and take them to market sooner with a $7.6 million boost from the Turnbull Government. The businesses have all developed innovative new products but need financial support and expert advice to commercialise their ideas. The grants are provided as part of the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme and…

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