Federal Government Backing Our Local Wine Industry

The Mornington Peninsula winemakers have been influential in the development of enhanced changes to the Federal Government’s Wine Equalisation Tax (WET) Rebate. The changes will better assist grape growing, winemaking, associated tourism and local jobs in regional Australia, including here on the Peninsula. Over recent months the Turnbull Government, led by Assistant Minister for Agriculture,…

Transcript – Melbourne doorstop with Minister Tehan

Topics: Launch of the Turnbull Government’s $31.9 million Cyber Security Growth Centre in Melbourne. GREG HUNT: Delighted to be here today at Data61. This is the home of Australia's and Victoria's cyber security, data research, and our future industry within the data and cyber security areas. Cybercrime has a huge impact. It's about the impact…

2GB interview with Ross Greenwood

E&OE… Topics: Green Army; environmental policy; meeting with major gas companies; gas policy ROSS GREENWOOD: So to address that issue plus plenty more, let's now go to our Industry Minister Greg Hunt. Now Greg Hunt, as you are well aware is also the former Environment Minister for Australia, so before we get onto the gas,…

New Growth Centre to help Australia become a global cyber security leader

The Turnbull Government has established a new Cyber Security Growth Centre that will drive the development of a vibrant and globally competitive cyber security industry in Australia. The establishment of the Growth Centre is a key part of the Turnbull Government’s $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda and Australia’s Cyber Security Strategy. The government…

Government’s Golden Wattle Coming to Cowes

The Australian Government Mobile Service Centre Golden Wattle will hit the road to give people across Phillip Island easy access to essential government payments and services in December. This travelling outreach service shortens the distance between rural and regional communities and government services. In the 2015-16 financial year, Mobile Service Centre Crews visited 381 towns…

CSIRO Innovation Fund launched to supercharge Australian innovations

The Turnbull Government today launched the $200 million CSIRO Innovation Fund which will commercialise early stage innovations from CSIRO, universities and other publicly-funded research bodies. This joint government–private sector fund will help Australia’s home grown innovations become successful businesses, and in doing so create jobs and boost Australia’s productivity and exports. The government is investing…

Adelaide to host Australia’s first Asian Physics Olympiad in 2019

Adelaide has been selected as the host city for Australia’s first Asian Physics Olympiad, which will be held from 5 to 13 May 2019. “The competition will bring Australia’s best and brightest young physics students together to meet and compete against their peers from across the country and the region, allowing them to build their…

Grants help Australian researchers and businesses connect at international level

Australian small and medium sized companies and local researchers will partner with international counterparts to grow their businesses and undertake research to benefit industry, with more than $660,000 in commercialisation grants from the Turnbull Government. As part of the National Innovation and Science Agenda, funding will be provided to 14 projects in sectors related to…

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…