R&D Tax Incentive Review report released for consultation

The Turnbull Government is encouraging feedback from Australia’s research and development (R&D) community, businesses and industry groups and other stakeholders on the R&D Tax Incentive Review findings released today. The review was undertaken by Chair of Innovation Australia Bill Ferris, Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel and Secretary to the Treasury John Fraser, to: “Identify opportunities…

Interview with David Speers – Sky News

E&OE… DAVID SPEERS: Greg Hunt thank you for your time. Can I say right up front the panel that's done this review for you has found the existing R&D incentive program falls short of meeting its stated objective and presents a lost opportunity for the $3 billion that's being invested. Do you agree with that…

Sky News – Interview with Chris Kenny

E&OE… Topics: BlueScope, Innovation policy, National Innovation and Science Agenda, gay marriage plebiscite CHRIS KENNY: Look it's an interesting change, to just change the name of the industry portfolio but it's a really important in terms of what you're aiming at. We used to think of the industry portfolio as government sort of subsidising and…

Australian Institute of Marine Science partners with Boeing Australia to develop new monitoring technologies for the Great Barrier Reef

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) has signed an exciting new five-year partnership with Boeing Australia to jointly develop new technological solutions to the complex problem of environmental monitoring on the Great Barrier Reef. Engineers from Boeing Research & Technology-Australia and Boeing subsidiary Insitu Pacific and marine science experts from AIMS will combine their…

International clout added to Innovation Australia Board

The Government has added international experience to the board of Innovation Australia, appointing two overseas members to provide their perspective on the nation’s innovation and science agenda. Elizabeth Comstock (USA) and Saul Singer (Israel) have been appointed to the board until 2019. Innovation Australia is currently transitioning to Innovation and Science Australia, which will have…

Doorstop – BlueScope Steel, Wollongong

E&OE… Topics: Visit to BlueScope steel, naval shipbuilding program, anti-dumping, Arrium GREG HUNT: Look I'm really delighted to be here at the BlueScope facility with Mark and the team. This is a great Australian story of innovation in action and of a business turnaround and it's a turnaround that came about because the workers and…

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…

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 –…

ABC 936 Hobart – Interview with Leon Compton

E&OE… Topics: CSIRO, Macquarie Island, Backpacker Tax LEON COMPTON: Let's talk about the CSIRO and its future now. Amid the latest stoush over the future of ongoing scientific research on Macquarie Island south of Hobart, which the Federal Government has now assured is sound. It's easier to forget an earlier international outrage at planned changes…

3AW Melbourne – Interview with Nick McCallum

E&OE… Topics: Asset Recycling, Andrews Government, Refugees, Backpacker Tax NICK MCCALLUM: We'll now throw it over to Greg Hunt, the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, and a Victorian. Mr Hunt, thank you very much for joining us. GREG HUNT: And good afternoon, Nick. NICK MCCALLUM: Okay, so. I don't know whether you heard Jacinta…