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…

Transcript – 3AW with Tom Elliott

E&OE… Topics: National Innovation and Science Agenda, automotive industry, Royal Commission into juvenile detention in the Northern Territory TOM ELLIOTT: Our next guest is the newly-appointed Minister for Industry, Innovation, and Science. Greg Hunt, good afternoon. GREG HUNT: And good afternoon Tom. TOM ELLIOTT: Can I ask you, a week or so ago you were…

Press Conference – Melbourne

E&OE… Topics: National Innovation and Science Agenda, plebiscite GREG HUNT: I'm delighted to be here at DuluxGroup with Patrick Houlihan, CEO of Dulux. One of Australia's great brands and great companies – four thousand employees worldwide, over 3000 here in Australia, a revenue of $1.7 billion. But what's really interesting is that this is a…

Press Conference – Canberra

E&OE… Topics: Industry, Innovation and Science portfolio, CFA, Questacon, Environment portfolio, climate change, superannuation, plebiscite GREG HUNT: I'm really delighted to be here. Yesterday I had the honour of being sworn in as the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science. Today, on day one, I'm with the Assistant Minister Craig Laundy here at Questacon, the…

Appointment as Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science

I am delighted to have been appointed to the position of Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science. This is a portfolio that is fundamental to people’s lives and job opportunities and critical to Australia’s future. Science and innovation are deep personal interests and flow directly from my work with the environment. Put simply, they represent…

Federal Government approves Stage 2 of WestConnex motorway

The Federal Government has today provided the environmental approval for Stage 2 of the WestConnex motorway. Today’s decision gives the New South Wales Government the green light to start construction on this key piece of infrastructure. WestConnex is a $16.8 billion project which will deliver real benefits to millions of people in western and south-western…

Coalition To Provide $100,000 For Bremer Bay Orca Hotspot

A re-elected Turnbull Government will commit $100,000 to better understand the unique environmental values supporting potential protection of the magnificent orca hotspot near Bremer Bay. We acknowledge the strong interest from the local community, the eco-tourism industry and the conservation sector and are actively looking at options for protecting the Bremer Canyon aggregations. If re-elected,…