Australia leading the world with development of printed solar panels

Australia’s status as a global leader in solar power has received a major boost with the Turnbull Government investing $1.6 million in a world-first project aimed at creating cheaper electricity systems by using printed solar panels. The initiative will see CSIRO join forces with two Australian companies to create unique technology that can integrate printed…

$1.2million for new buildings at St Brendan’s Primary School in Somerville

Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt said he was pleased to announce federal funding for St Brendan’s Primary School. “I am pleased to announce that St Brendan’s Primary School in Somerville will receive $1.2 million in Commonwealth Government funding for new classrooms,” Mr Hunt said. “This funding, provided through the Capital Grants Programme (CGP), will…

Australian start-up jets 3D-printed engine technology into France

The Australian team behind the world-first 3D-printed jet engine has launched a new venture to manufacture components for a leading French aerospace company. Melbourne-based start-up Amaero Engineering and partner Monash University have signed an agreement with global aerospace and defence company Safran to print turbojet components at its factory in Toulouse, France. The company’s 3D…

$3.2 million to support Asia-Pacific industry and research collaboration

The Turnbull Government will invest $3.2 million, under the National Innovation and Science Agenda, to help Australian researchers and businesses collaborate with their counterparts in Asia-Pacific to develop new products and solutions. Research organisations, universities and R&D intensive businesses working with Asia-Pacific partners are encouraged to apply for the first funding round of the Regional…

G20 science, technology and innovation ministers meeting

Beijing, China E&OE… The decisions we take and the policies we make through innovation affect the economy and quality of life, they affect the environment and climate change and they also turn to the human spirit. So, innovation matters not just as a little thing but as a driver of big history. So, the question…

2GB Interview with Ross Greenwood

E&OE… Topics: Hazelwood; Arrium; meeting with POSCO; ROSS GREENWOOD: And Greg, many thanks for your time. Those workers at Hazelwood, they can be supported, but of course it doesn’t bring their actual craft, their industry back, does it? GREG HUNT: That’s exactly right, nothing replaces a job, unless you have a job. And it is…

CSIRO to support NASA’s journey to Mars with Deep Space Station 36

NASA and other international space agencies will be able to better support robotic and future human missions into the cosmos with the completion and full operation of a new 34-metre antenna dish at the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex (CDSCC). The project, managed and operated by CSIRO, is part of NASA’s Deep Space Network and…

RN Breakfast interview with Hamish Macdonald

E&OE… Topics: Hazelwood; Arrium; meeting with Posco; HAMISH MACDONALD: We'll get to Arrium in a moment. First, though, a few questions on Hazelwood. This announcement later this morning about the future of the power station, its closure, 1000 job losses as we understand it. The Victorian Government is stumping up $40 million as an adjustment…

Positive talks on Arrium with POSCO in Korea

The Turnbull Government is committed to supporting the workers at Arrium and having just met with POSCO in Korea, I am now confident of a strong outcome for the steelworks. POSCO is one of the world’s largest steelmakers and has expressed a strong desire to acquire the Whyalla steelworks, which was placed in administration earlier…