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Mar 2024 Office of the Chief Economist

Resources and energy earnings to ease on weaker world demand

Commodity export earnings are expected to be $417 billion in 2023–24, around 10 per cent below 2022–23.
Feb 2024 Critical Minerals Office

$40 million to support critical minerals projects in Australia

International Partnerships in Critical Minerals grants will provide co-funding for Australian projects. Applications now open.
Feb 2024

$14 million to help Australian businesses manufacture renewable energy technologies

The Australian Government has named the recipient of the Powering Australia Industry Growth Centre grant following a competitive process in 2023.
Feb 2024

Funding for solutions using renewables and low emissions

$7.5 million in BRII grants to boost small business innovation. Applications close 18 April 2024.

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Apr 2024

Equality in STEM workplaces: Geoscience Australia

Geoscience Australia is the first Australian organisation to receive 3 SAGE Cygnet Awards for its inclusive and gender equitable workplace.
Apr 2024

Announcing our new people strategy

Want to know how we’re building a better future for all Australians? See our People strategy 2024–2026.
Apr 2024

New plan to support Australian medical manufacturing

The plan will inform investment and other actions for manufacturing in this priority area of the economy.
Apr 2024

Australia and UK welcome the inaugural Strategic Innovation Dialogue

Joint statement signals priorities for trade and innovation in renewable energy, manufacturing, science and research.
Apr 2024

Australia and the EU celebrate 30 years of scientific cooperation

Australia and the European Union came together in Brussels to celebrate 3 decades of research partnership.
Apr 2024

Success stories for quantum in Australia

From quantum computing capital raises to quantum tech in space, here’s a round up of achievements from Australia’s quantum sector.
Apr 2024 National Measurement Institute

Your washing machine, quantum physics and the environment

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is using quantum principles to improve energy efficiency and reduce waste – starting with your home appliances.
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8 March 2024 Critical Minerals Office

Australia and Canada to cooperate on critical minerals

Our two countries will work together to improve supply chain transparency and advocate for robust environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials in critical minerals markets.
14 February 2024 Critical Minerals Office

$40 million to support critical minerals projects in Australia

International Partnerships in Critical Minerals grants will provide co-funding for Australian projects. Applications now open.
8 January 2024 Critical Minerals Office

Critical minerals and rare earths research projects receive $22 million

The Australian Government is funding 3 innovative research projects through the Australian Critical Minerals Research and Development Hub.
16 December 2023 Critical Minerals Office

Updates to Australia’s Critical Minerals List

Australia has updated its list of critical minerals and created a new list of strategic materials.
6 October 2023 Critical Minerals Office

Australia drives global critical minerals policy at international summit

Ministers, industry leaders and civil society meet in Paris to galvanise action on global critical minerals supply chains.
3 October 2023 Critical Minerals Office

Australia and France sign bilateral agreement on critical minerals

The Bilateral Dialogue on Critical Minerals signals stronger cooperation between the 2 countries.
27 July 2023 Critical Minerals Office

Australia’s Critical Minerals List: have your say

We want to hear your thoughts on updating our list of critical minerals. Submissions close 17 August 2023
20 June 2023 Critical Minerals Office

New Critical Minerals Strategy to shape Australia’s clean energy future

The strategy supports the transition to net zero while growing our critical minerals and downstream processing industries.
18 May 2023 Critical Minerals Office

13 projects awarded funding to grow our critical minerals industry

The Australian Government has awarded nearly $50 million worth of grants under the Critical Minerals Development Program.
11 April 2023 Critical Minerals Office

Australia and Germany collaborate on critical minerals study

New study will support Australia’s commitment to achieve net zero by 2050.
4 April 2023 Critical Minerals Office

Australia and UK sign statement of intent to support critical minerals sector

Australia and the UK have agreed to develop international critical minerals supply chains and support net zero targets.
7 February 2023 Critical Minerals Office

Critical Minerals Development Program: virtual information session replay

We’ve published a recording and transcript of the virtual information session for the Critical Minerals Development Program that took place on 25 January 2023.