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…

Innovation and Science Australia Bill passes Parliament

The Australian Parliament has today passed the Innovation and Science Australia Bill – cementing innovation and science at the heart of our long-term plan to secure Australia’s future economic prosperity. This establishes in legislation Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) – the organisation charged with helping the Government complete the three waves of the National Innovation…

Transcript – Sky News interview with David Speers

E&OE… Topics: SA blackout; Arrium; Labor Senate motion; plebiscite DAVID SPEERS: Alright, you’re watching PM Agenda. It’s two weeks yesterday since the South Australian blackout, that blackout that knocked out the electricity for the entire state. Two weeks on, there are plenty of arguments still going on about exactly what happened and why, but also…

Transcript – 5AA interview with Leon Byner

E&OE… Topics: Offer to supply power generators to the South Australian Government LEON BYNER: So Greg Hunt, Federal Environment Minister, what prompted you to make this offer? GREG HUNT: Oh well good morning Leon. These days it's Industry actually, Josh is Environment, but our concern was in the day and a half after the storm…

Transcript – 2GB interview with Ross Greenwood

E&OE… Topics: Offer to supply power generators to the South Australian Government; plebiscite ROSS GREENWOOD: Minister for Industry, Innovation, and Science Greg Hunt from our Parliament House studios. Many thanks for your time, Greg. GREG HUNT: It’s a pleasure, Ross. ROSS GREENWOOD: Look, I know you might be a bit pressed for time with a…

Speech – CEDA State of the Nation Address

CEDA State of the Nation Address Parliament House, Canberra ** Check against delivery ** Introduction Good morning. I am delighted to be invited to speak at your State of the Nation forum. It’s an opportunity to talk about my vision for industry, innovation and science working side by side to drive our economic future and…