Eureka Prizes reward science engagement excellence

A dragon’s tail, black hole hunting and fireballs in the sky may sound like fantasy fiction but are amongst the real-world scientific topics explored by winners of this year’s 2016 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes. The Australian Government’s sponsorship of five of the prizes, acknowledges the importance of promoting excellence in research and innovation, science leadership,…

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Innovation and Science central to Australia’s economic future

The Turnbull Government has today introduced the Innovation and Science Australia Bill to parliament – cementing innovation and science at the heart of our long-term plan to secure Australia’s future economic prosperity. The bill establishes in legislation Innovation and Science Australia – the organisation charged with helping the Government complete the three waves of the…

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Applicants shortlisted for new research to find solutions for challenges facing Australia

Seven applicants have been shortlisted to deliver research aimed at boosting critical sectors of the economy, under the Turnbull Government’s $653 million Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme. The CRC Programme is led by industry to develop important new technologies, products and services. The Programme works to help solve industry identified problems through outcome focussed collaborative…

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Grants help bridge the gap between Australia and overseas markets

Australian businesses and researchers can now apply for grants from the Australian Government to help them collaborate with researchers overseas to gain a competitive edge in the global market. The bridging grants component of the Global Connection Fund opened today for applications from eligible businesses and researchers. These grants will help existing small-to-medium Australian businesses…

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Flinders to share in $16.2 million for next generation manufacturing in Victoria

Sealite Pty Ltd is amongst 22 manufacturers that will share in $31.6 million to boost their high value manufacturing capability as part of the Turnbull Government’s $90 million Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme. Somerville-based Sealite Pty Ltd will receive a $1,084,891 grant, under Round 2 of the Programme, for a $10.5 million project to establish…

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$31.6 million for next generation manufacturing in South Australia and Victoria

Manufacturers in South Australia and Victoria will share in $31.6 million to boost their high value manufacturing capability as part of the Turnbull Government’s $90 million Next Generation Manufacturing Investment Programme. The second round of funding under the programme will help 22 firms to undertake capital projects to support technological innovation, expand capability and develop…

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$250,000 to fund Australian manufacturing projects in advanced composite materials in Corangamite

The Turnbull Government will invest $250,000 through the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre to develop an internationally-recognised advanced manufacturing hub to accelerate the growth of the carbon fibre industry in Geelong. The funding has been allocated to the Advanced Fibre Cluster Geelong. “This will support joint projects by businesses and researchers on carbon fibre, advanced fibre…

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Australia and India to continue shared strategic research

Australian researchers have more opportunities to work with their colleagues in one of the world’s fastest growing economies through the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF), with applications for collaborative research projects opening today. The AISRF helps Australian researchers from public and private sectors to work with Indian scientists in leading-edge scientific research projects and workshops,…

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Sky News interview with Patricia Karvelas

E&OE… Topics: Same-sex marriage plebiscite, Ausgrid, superannuation, innovation portfolio, 45th Parliament PATRICIA KARVELAS: Greg Hunt, welcome to the program. GREG HUNT: Pleasure. PATRICIA KARVELAS: Why did the Prime Minister raise expectations that the same-sex marriage plebiscite would happen this year? GREG HUNT: Look, his goal and our goal has always been to do this as…

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