Grants assist young science and maths students to test their skills

Budding science and maths students have more opportunities to compete against the best in Australia and around the world through new government funding for a range of science, technology, engineering and maths activities. As part of the Turnbull Government’s National Science and Innovation Agenda, grants of up to $5000 per student and $20,000 per application…

FiveAA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE… Topics: Arrium; automotive industry LEON BYNER: Greg Hunt, thanks for your time. You’re about to go overseas hunting for a buyer for Arrium. Tell me what the prospects are. GREG HUNT: Look, I am quietly confident. It’s obviously in the hands of the administrators, so it’s a sale by a private enterprise to a…

Turnbull Government delivers $7.4 million boost to med tech and pharma sector

The Turnbull Government will give the medical technology and pharmaceutical sectors a shot in the arm, investing $7.4 million over two years in dollar-matched, industry-led projects to boost competitiveness and productivity. We’re investing in innovative projects that will develop and increase commercialisation of new medical therapies, devices and digital health systems. These projects could also…

RN Breakfast interview with Fran Kelly

E&OE… Topics: fusion power; Australia’s involvement in ITER project; Adani; gun laws FRAN KELLY: Nuclear fusion powers the sun, its advocates say it could also power the earth. Just explain to us if you can, what it is, nuclear fusion? GREG HUNT: So basically fusion is where you bring two atoms together to make one…

$13.3m grants to inspire the science prize winners of the future

Young Australians passionate about science and maths now have more opportunities to learn from and compete with the best through new government funding for a range of science, technology, engineering and maths activities. The nation’s best and brightest will have more options to travel to national and international competitions, more opportunities to participate in the…

Turnbull Government supporting National Science Week 2017

The Turnbull Government is offering grants of $2,000 to $20,000 for individuals, community groups, universities, research institutions and other organisations interested in holding an event as part of National Science Week 2017. National Science Week will run 12 to 20 August 2017 and is a chance for all Australians to get involved in science. It’s…

Address at the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science Dinner

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, fellow parliamentarians, members of the science and research communities, and to our teachers and our students. It’s my great pleasure to join you tonight in recognising the achievements of the very best of Australian scientists, innovators and science educators. I couldn’t agree more with the Prime Minister about the vital role…

Transcript – 3AW interview with Tom Elliot

E&OE… Topics: University science quotas; ABCC bill; gun laws TOM ELLIOTT: Yesterday I spoke with the Dean of Science at Swinburne, a lady called Sarah Maddison, and she is advertising jobs in lectureships and research positions at Swinburne in various science subjects that only women can apply for. Now, you are the Minister for Science…