US-Australia agreement strengthens particle physics research

Australia’s centre for particle physics has entered into a ten-year collaborative agreement with the USA’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) – America’s premier particle physics laboratory. The agreement will enable Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Particle Physics on the Terascale (CoEPP) to carry out collaborative fundamental scientific particle physics experiments at the frontiers of discovery.…

891 Adelaide interview with Ian Henschke

E&OE… Topics: Australian automotive industry IAN HENSCHKE: But first, we are going to talk to Federal Industry Minister Greg Hunt. He’s in Chicago at the moment. He’s just come from Detroit where he’s had talks with Ford and General Motors about keeping a lot of expertise in the current industry still here in Australia. I…

2GB interview with Ross Greenwood

E&OE… Topics: Australian automotive industry ROSS GREENWOOD: Greg Hunt joins me from Chicago this evening, and Greg, I really appreciate your time. This is important stuff you’re doing, but what sort of a hearing do you get from some of the biggest carmakers in the world? GREG HUNT: Look, we had a tremendous response. I’ve…

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…