Australia to join global satellite research project

Australia will join 27 other countries in a global satellite research project with the launch of three Australian ‘CubeSats’ satellites. The QB50 project, coordinated by Belgium’s von Karmen Institute for Fluid Dynamics, is launching around 50 small research satellites into space for critical atmospheric research. The Turnbull Government has authorised the launch of three Australian…

$18 million to boost global collaboration

The Turnbull Government is supporting businesses and researchers with grants of up to $1 million to help them collaborate with global partners on leading-edge research, development and commercialisation projects. The Government’s Global Innovation Linkages programme will provide $18 million over five years to help businesses collaborate to develop high quality products, services or processes that…

ABC AM Interview with Michael Brissenden

E&OE… Topics: CSIRO MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Minister, good morning. GREG HUNT: And good morning. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Why have you, as a Government, changed your mind on this? GREG HUNT: Well, climate science is important, it's significant, it's critical to our long term planning. It's something that both the Prime Minister and I have clear and strong…

ABC 774 Melbourne – Interview with Jon Faine

E&OE… Topics: New $500 million Biomedical Translation Fund, innovation in existing businesses JON FAINE: Greg Hunt, good morning to you. GREG HUNT: And good morning Jon. JON FAINE: What is the Biomedical Translation Fund for $500 million? GREG HUNT: So basically it's a fund which takes $250 million of Government money, $250 million or more…

Press Conference – Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Biomedical Translation Fund, CFA GREG HUNT: I'm delighted to launch today the Biomedical Translation Fund. This is a $500 million fund to take from the lab to the patient the benefits of Australian medical research. It's about jobs, it's about wealth creation, and perhaps most importantly it's about quality of life. This could…

National Broadband Network now rolling out in Rye

I am pleased that 15,900 premises in Rye, St Andrews Beach and Tootgarook are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with construction of the fixed line network now underway. The message for residents in Rye and Tootgarook is clear – superfast broadband is on its way. Final network designs are…

Sky News AM Agenda interview with Kieran Gilbert

E&OE… Topics: National Innovation and Science Agenda, United States election, Kevin Rudd KIERAN GILBERT: I'm here with the new Industry, Innovation, and Science Minister. Greg Hunt, thanks for your time. GREG HUNT: Thanks very much Kieran. They do political pageantry with incredible style in America. KIERAN GILBERT: We complain about long elections – they’ve been…

Transcript – 3AW with Tom Elliott

E&OE… Topics: National Innovation and Science Agenda, automotive industry, Royal Commission into juvenile detention in the Northern Territory TOM ELLIOTT: Our next guest is the newly-appointed Minister for Industry, Innovation, and Science. Greg Hunt, good afternoon. GREG HUNT: And good afternoon Tom. TOM ELLIOTT: Can I ask you, a week or so ago you were…

Press Conference – Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: National Innovation and Science Agenda, plebiscite GREG HUNT: I'm delighted to be here at DuluxGroup with Patrick Houlihan, CEO of Dulux. One of Australia's great brands and great companies – four thousand employees worldwide, over 3000 here in Australia, a revenue of $1.7 billion. But what's really interesting is that this is a…