Newcastle school to boost digital literacy skills

21 APRIL 2017

Callaghan College’s Waratah and Wallsend campuses in Newcastle are set to see staff and students learning to design ecological housing using a Minecraft virtual reality platform as part of a nation-wide digital literacy program organised by the Turnbull Government.

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Dobell Safer Communities

21 APRIL 2017

The Coalition Government is delivering on our election commitments in Dobell under the Safer Communities Fund to boost community safety across Australia. Read More


Grant bounces innovative SA auto firm into global defence market

13 APRIL 2017

Magill-based Supashock will receive a $468,887 commercialisation grant under the Entrepreneurs’ Programme to develop its dynamic suspension technology for armoured and protected defence vehicles produced by a major German manufacturer.

Supashock will work with German military vehicle builder Rheinmetall Defence to adapt its innovative range of suspension products for installation on the vehicles it produces for the world market.
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Super Dots put young Australian scientist in the running for APEC science prize.

12 APRIL 2017

An exceptional young scientist working on new and advanced materials is Australia’s nominee for a prestigious Asia-Pacific region science prize.

I am delighted that Professor Dayong Jin from the University of Technology Sydney will represent Australia in the US$25,000 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE), for his work in optoelectronic engineering.
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Charmhaven Park upgrade

11 APRIL 2017

The Liberal Government is delivering important local infrastructure with the Charmhaven Park upgrade, encouraging active and healthy lifestyles. Read More


Australia is patently good at advanced manufacturing

11 APRIL 2017

A new report on patent activity highlights Australia’s positive global ranking in advanced manufacturing patent applications, showing healthy levels of innovation within the sector.

Patents for new products, processes and technologies are a useful indicator of innovation performance within an industry.
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$8.69 million to help Australian businesses boost global collaboration

10 APRIL 2017

Today under the Global Innovation Linkages programme I announce $8.69 million in funding to nine Australian businesses and research organisations over the next four years to collaborate with global partners on strategically-focused, leading-edge research and development projects. Read More


Newcastle Drug Action Team

3 APRIL 2017

Community groups in Newcastle are joining forces under a Turnbull Government plan to deliver targeted local action to help tackle drug use and addiction.
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New abilities to enhance cancer research at the Australian Synchrotron

31 MARCH 2017

It gave me great pleasure to today unveil the newest research tool that Australian scientists and researchers have in the fight against cancer.

The Australian Synchrotron’s new multi-million dollar Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Detector will fast-track new and better ways of responding to cancer, by enabling researchers to more than double their outputs and gain answers to their questions sooner.
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Millions in funding helps Australian businesses tap into markets

30 MARCH 2017

I’m delighted to announce $7.4 million is being offered to15 Australian businesses to help get their new products and services into the marketplace.

These include technologies to better diagnose sporting concussions and neurological diseases, automated production processes for plant nurseries, and a prefabricated, portable solar array to make building solar systems cheaper and faster.
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Statement on meeting with gas and energy users

27 MARCH 2017

Some of Australia's largest industrial gas and energy users today explained to the Australian Government first-hand how the cost pressures from rising gas prices are threatening their businesses and the jobs of their employees. Read More


Dialogue to strengthen innovation ties between Australia and China

24 MARCH 2017

A range of crucial industry sectors are set to benefit from a formal ‘Dialogue on Innovation’ between Australia and China that will bolster collaboration on innovation between the two nations. Read More


Government unveils long-term commitment to science and research

22 MARCH 2017

The Australian Government has unveiled its new National Science Statement, which emphasises the long term importance of science to the nation’s economy and society. Read More


Parliamentarians pay tribute to the role of science in Australia

21 MARCH 2017

Science meets Parliament, which begins today, is a wonderful opportunity for parliamentarians to show their respect for the science community and the role it plays in shaping our nation. Read More


Marine Industries Contribute $74 Billion to Australia’s Economy

17 MARCH 2017

Australia’s so called ‘blue economy’ has made a significant contribution to the nation’s prosperity and is increasingly recognised around the world as a high value, high potential growth sector. Read More


$4m to put students’ STEM learning into action

16 MARCH 2017

The Australian Government will invest $4 million over the next four years to help Australian school students put their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning into action. Read More


Grants support the innovative ideas of small and medium businesses

14 MARCH 2017

I’m delighted that 20 small and medium businesses will share in more than $1.8 million in initial funding to develop innovative solutions to solve public sector challenges under the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII). Read More


Prizes for pursuing science, innovation excellence

10 MARCH 2017

The annual quest for Australia’s top science and innovation minds has begun with the opening of nominations for one of Australia’s most prestigious awards, the 2017 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science. Read More


Senator Sinodinos welcomes agreement on important Paterson project

6 MARCH 2017

Senator the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO has welcomed the signing of an agreement to provide $100,000 to upgrade the Kurri Kurri Sports Ground in Paterson. Read More


Blaxland benefits from F‑35A Joint Strike Fighter program

6 MARCH 2017

The historic arrival of Australia’s first two F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft last week at the Australian International Air Show in Avalon Victoria, demonstrates the multi-billion dollar Fifth Generation stealth fighter jet program is not only delivering for our defence capability but also creating jobs and driving economic growth. Read More

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