Grants to help businesses meet public sector challenges

The Turnbull Government today launched a new pilot programme to help drive innovation within Australian small and medium businesses whilst addressing Government service delivery challenges. The Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) selected five challenges set by different Government agencies, ranging across biosecurity, child protection, water markets and policy design. Eligible businesses can apply for…

Doorstop – Port Pirie

E&OE… Topics: $49 million loan to Arrium, energy prices, Labor’s plan to bring back an electricity tax GREG HUNT: I'm delighted to be here in Port Pirie with Rowan Ramsey, Member for Grey, who was the architect and the author of the Upper Spencer Gulf $20 million jobs and investment program. In addition to that,…

Turnbull Government invests $10 million to get science, technology, engineering and maths into classrooms

As part of National Science Week, the Turnbull Government will provide $10 million for CSIRO to extend the Scientist and Mathematicians in Schools programme. The programme links practising scientists, mathematicians, engineers and IT professionals with classroom teachers and their students. “The Turnbull Government is focused on inspiring the next generation of young Australians to be…

CSIRO partnering with universities to commercialise science and research

The Turnbull Government is committed to bringing Australia’s best and brightest research minds together with the skills and capabilities of world-leading commercialisation experts who can help make their ideas a reality. As part of this commitment, CSIRO has already partnered with 20 Australian universities to fast-track the commercialisation of their science and research. “This will…

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…