Report shows innovation drives business success and jobs growth

The 2016 Australian Innovation System report released today highlights the significant benefits of innovation in Australia for business – including increased productivity, profitability, investment and job creation. The report identifies that the strongest performance results are achieved by businesses that innovate repeatedly. They outperform other businesses in terms of sales, value added, employment and profit…

United States and Australia strengthen science, technology, and innovation ties

Australia and the United States have signed an agreement that will help ensure crucial science, technology, and innovation cooperation between both countries continues to flourish. The Australian Ambassador to the United States, His Excellency the Honorable Joe Hockey and Catherine Novelli, the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment, have…

3AW interview with Tom Elliott

E&OE… Topics: National Innovation and Science Agenda; creating jobs; Tony Abbott TOM ELLIOTT: Joining me on the line now is the Minister for Innovation in our Canberra studio, Greg Hunt. Mr Hunt, good afternoon. GREG HUNT: And good afternoon, Tom. As we speak Anthony Albanese is filibustering to allow our interview to go ahead in…

Federal Government Supporting Our Veterans

Veterans and their families across Western Port will benefit from Australian Government grant funding for a local project. The Hastings RSL Sub-branch has been awarded $42,031 to purchase new equipment for the programs provided by the Sub-branch, under the Government’s Veteran and Community Grants program. By providing funding to local organisations for special projects the…

Federal Government commits to Build Better Regions

Phillip Island and Bass Coast organisations will soon be able to apply for funding under the Coalition Government’s newly announced $297 million Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF). The Federal Government is committed to investing in projects that will create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger rural, regional and remote communities into the future. Locals…

Mornington Peninsula to benefit from Victorian Infrastructure Package

The Australian Government has finalised its $1.5 billion commitment to the $3 billion Victorian Infrastructure Package, which will benefit those living on the Mornington Peninsula as well as tourists visiting the region. The investment will see a range of priority projects delivered across urban and regional Victoria following ongoing discussions with the Victorian Government. At…

National Broadband Network rolling out across the Mornington Peninsula

I am delighted that an additional 5,900 premises in Blairgowrie and Somerville, will soon have access to faster and more reliable internet access, with construction of the National Broadband Network now underway. The message for Mornington Peninsula residents is clear – superfast broadband is on its way. Within the Flinders electorate more than 17,000 premises…

Eco and nature-based tourism to benefit from cuts to red tape

Western Australia has launched a major new project to help boost investment and create jobs by cutting unnecessary red tape in the vital eco and nature-based tourism sector. This important project comes after the Turnbull Government last week struck a landmark agreement with state and territory governments for a new National Business Simplification Initiative. The…

Australian Industry Group National Executive Dinner Speech

Introduction It’s a pleasure to be with you and I thank Innes [Innes Willox, Chief Executive, Ai Group] for inviting me to address your quarterly dinner. I appreciate your generosity in giving me several opportunities to join you. I was pleased to speak at an Ai Group lunch in Melbourne in August, and to launch…