Australian Scientists create time on New Year’s Day

One of the country’s leading research facilities will create time on New Year’s Day, keeping Australia in sync with the rest of the world. Immediately before 11:00:00 am (AEDT) on New Year’s Day, Australian measurement scientists at the National Measurement Institute (NMI) will add an extra second to their super-accurate atomic clocks, to account for…

MELBOURNE DOORSTOP

Topics: Opening of Ford’s Asia Pacific Product Development Centre; Alcoa; GREG HUNT: What we've seen today is that there is a long term future for the automotive sector in Australia. It's essentially in the research and development, design, the engineering side. Australians can be and are world-class automotive engineering researchers, developers, designers, and engineers. This…

ABC Melbourne Drive Interview with Nicole Chavstek

E&OE… Topics: Opening of Ford’s Asia Pacific Product Development Centre; Alcoa; Cory Bernardi NICOLE CHVASTEK: Greg Hunt, good afternoon. GREG HUNT: And good afternoon Nicole. NICOLE CHVASTEK: How do you like the sound of the Cory Bernardi party? GREG HUNT: Look, I have a suspicion that all of this is wildly overstated. I've got a…

2GB Drive Interview with Michael McLaren

E&OE… Topics: Opening of Ford’s Asia Pacific Product Development Centre; Alcoa; MICHAEL MCLAREN: Greg Hunt, a good day for Australian manufacturing. GREG HUNT: And g'day Mike. A really important day for Australia, and the reason why is because it was the Ford CEO, came and committed to Ford being in Australia for the long term,…

Have your say on priority areas for future CRCs

The Turnbull Government is seeking input from the industry, science and research communities on priority research themes for upcoming selection rounds of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme. Public consultation opening today will identify possible themes and priorities for CRC and CRC Project selection rounds over the next two years. The CRC Programme has played…

Casey – Cardinia Region Benefit from China Australia Free Trade

Farmers across Casey and Cardinia will continue to benefit from the ground-breaking China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) which came into effect a year ago. ChAFTA has given businesses across Kooweerup, Lang Lang and Clyde a competitive advantage that is driving exports and creating new jobs across the region. The agreement signed by the Turnbull Government…

Report on Australia’s intellectual property system released for consultation

The Turnbull Government has today released for consultation the findings of the Productivity Commission’s final report on its Inquiry into Australia’s Intellectual Property (IP) Arrangements. The Productivity Commission’s consultations were extensive and included over 600 submissions and 4 roundtables, 6 public hearings and over 800 research references. This is a report to government and we…

ABC 774 Melbourne – Interview with Steve Martin

E&OE… Topics: Meeting with Alcoa CEO in New York to help secure jobs at the Portland aluminium smelter; sustainable power solution for Alcoa; Clean Energy Finance Corporation STEVE MARTIN: Greg Hunt joins me in the studio this morning. Minister, good morning to you. GREG HUNT: Good morning Steve. STEVE MARTIN: Thanks for your time. Why…

Rye enters superfast broadband era as nbn goes live

I am pleased to announce that a wave of superfast broadband connections is about to hit Rye, with the first nbn services now available to around 4,000 homes and businesses. This marks the first nbn areas to go live in Rye, with the remaining premises due to come online within the next 2-3 months. I…

Australian innovation set to be a global leader in gold analysis

Gold analysis technology developed by CSIRO is set to be commercialised by a new Australian company, Chrysos, in an exciting development that has the potential to place Australia as a world leader in analytical services for the precious metal. As an Australian innovation being taken to market by an Australian company, this is another example…