Address to the National Research and Innovation Alliance

Address to the National Research and Innovation Alliance Australian Academy of Science ** Check against delivery ** Introduction I’m honoured to be here today to speak with you, our nation’s preeminent science leaders. I want to thank you for your ongoing leadership and support for Australian science, and for the work you do to place Australian…

Australia to join global satellite research project

Australia will join 27 other countries in a global satellite research project with the launch of three Australian ‘CubeSats’ satellites. The QB50 project, coordinated by Belgium’s von Karmen Institute for Fluid Dynamics, is launching around 50 small research satellites into space for critical atmospheric research. The Turnbull Government has authorised the launch of three Australian…

$18 million to boost global collaboration

The Turnbull Government is supporting businesses and researchers with grants of up to $1 million to help them collaborate with global partners on leading-edge research, development and commercialisation projects. The Government’s Global Innovation Linkages programme will provide $18 million over five years to help businesses collaborate to develop high quality products, services or processes that…

ABC AM Interview with Michael Brissenden

E&OE… Topics: CSIRO MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Minister, good morning. GREG HUNT: And good morning. MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Why have you, as a Government, changed your mind on this? GREG HUNT: Well, climate science is important, it's significant, it's critical to our long term planning. It's something that both the Prime Minister and I have clear and strong…

ABC 774 Melbourne – Interview with Jon Faine

E&OE… Topics: New $500 million Biomedical Translation Fund, innovation in existing businesses JON FAINE: Greg Hunt, good morning to you. GREG HUNT: And good morning Jon. JON FAINE: What is the Biomedical Translation Fund for $500 million? GREG HUNT: So basically it's a fund which takes $250 million of Government money, $250 million or more…

Press Conference – Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: Biomedical Translation Fund, CFA GREG HUNT: I'm delighted to launch today the Biomedical Translation Fund. This is a $500 million fund to take from the lab to the patient the benefits of Australian medical research. It's about jobs, it's about wealth creation, and perhaps most importantly it's about quality of life. This could…

National Broadband Network now rolling out in Rye

I am pleased that 15,900 premises in Rye, St Andrews Beach and Tootgarook are a step closer to getting access to the National Broadband Network, with construction of the fixed line network now underway. The message for residents in Rye and Tootgarook is clear – superfast broadband is on its way. Final network designs are…

Sky News AM Agenda interview with Kieran Gilbert

E&OE… Topics: National Innovation and Science Agenda, United States election, Kevin Rudd KIERAN GILBERT: I'm here with the new Industry, Innovation, and Science Minister. Greg Hunt, thanks for your time. GREG HUNT: Thanks very much Kieran. They do political pageantry with incredible style in America. KIERAN GILBERT: We complain about long elections – they’ve been…