Find the fun in science during National Science Week 2016 – 13 to 21 August

I’m delighted to launch National Science Week, Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. The Turnbull Government is supporting National Science Week with $500,000 under the National Science Week Grants Program. Established in 1997, National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists. We are committed to supporting Australia’s great scientists…

Securing the future of one of Australia’s brightest research assets

The Australian and Victorian governments have confirmed that ownership of the Australian Synchrotron has been officially transferred to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), in the lead up to National Science Week. The integration follows the $520 million 10-year operational funding package announced late last year under the National Innovation and Science Agenda…

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…