ABC Wollongong – Interview with Fiona Wyllie

E&OE… Topics: Visit to BlueScope steel, Wollongong steel industry, anti-dumping, Arrium FIONA WYLLIE: So Minister, some commentators have argued your Government's championing of the digital age was a factor in your struggle for re-election, the Prime Minister failing to sell the benefits of the digital transformation to old economy workers. Can you assure workers in…

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Major leap forward for Australian quantum computing

Australia’s status as a world leader in advanced computing received a boost today with a $70 million agreement between the research community, business and the Turnbull Government. The Turnbull Government is contributing $25 million over five years through the National Innovation and Science Agenda to a consortium developing a prototype silicon quantum integrated circuit –…

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Our vision for CSIRO to be world’s premier public research organisation

As CSIRO marks 100 years of scientific excellence, the Turnbull Government is outlining a vision for the organisation to become the world’s premier public research organisation over the coming decade. This is an ambitious goal – but it is achievable. At CSIRO’s Gala Dinner in Melbourne tonight, I was delighted to announce that the Turnbull…

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French research and innovation players open their doors to Australian PhDs

A group of six Australian PhD students leave today for a two-week study tour of some of France’s top research institutions, business incubators, innovation hubs and industry players. The students won the opportunity in the first Australian-French 24 Hour Entrepreneurship Challenge, held at the Australian National University in June. The challenge saw Australia’s most dynamic…

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Industry–science partnership brings real-life skills to classrooms

The Turnbull Government is bringing industry professionals into classrooms to teach the next generation of science, maths, engineering and IT leaders, as part of a new partnership between CSIRO and Ai Group. The Scientists and Mathematicians in Schools (SMiS) program links industry professionals and scientists with classroom teachers and their students to generate interest and…

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