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Jul 2024 Office of the Chief Economist

Resources and energy earnings to further ease after the record peak in 2022–23

Australia’s resources and energy export earnings are forecast to fall over the next 2 years.
Jun 2024

Net zero sector plans for industry, resources and the built environment

We are developing plans to help major sectors transition to a net zero economy. These will support the Australian Government’s Net Zero Plan.
May 2024 Office of National Rail Industry Coordination

Finding rolling stock procurement projects just got easier

This data provides visibility of present and future rolling stock procurement across Australia.
Jul 2024

$2 million to fund hands-on STEM opportunities for young Australians

Community organisations and non-profits are encouraged to apply for the Maker Projects – Community STEM Engagement grants. Applications close 14 August 2024.

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Jul 2024

An update on decommissioning the Northern Endeavour

Read how we're managing operations, planning to disconnect the facility and complying with regulations.
Jul 2024

New RNA Blueprint highlights medical manufacturing opportunities

RNA technologies offer opportunities for Australia to rebuild onshore advanced manufacturing, creating highly skilled jobs.
Jul 2024

LLEAF is changing how we use sunlight to grow food

The startup is developing more efficient ways to harness sunlight thanks to our Research and Development Tax Incentive.
Jul 2024

Gas supply and demand outlook for 2024 quarter 4 

The Australian Government will not activate the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) for the October to December 2024 quarter.
Jul 2024 National Artificial Intelligence Centre

National Artificial Intelligence Centre moves to the Department of Industry, Science and Resources

This follows a 2024-25 May Budget decision to move the centre from CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation).
Jul 2024

$2 million to fund hands-on STEM opportunities for young Australians

Community organisations and non-profits are encouraged to apply for the Maker Projects – Community STEM Engagement grants. Applications close 14 August 2024.
Jul 2024

$3.8 million in grants for Australia-India scientific collaboration

Five research projects will share the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF) Round 15 funding.
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21 June 2024

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué June 2024

Commonwealth, state, and territory Building Ministers met today to confirm their commitment to climate resilience and discuss measures to assist the transition to net zero in the built environment.
17 June 2024

Net zero sector plans for industry, resources and the built environment

We are developing plans to help major sectors transition to a net zero economy. These will support the Australian Government’s Net Zero Plan.
22 March 2024

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué March 2024

Building Ministers made three significant decisions during the March session of the Building Ministers Meeting.
20 October 2023

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué October 2023

Commonwealth, State and Territory Building Ministers met today to discuss the next iteration of the National Construction Code and feedback received from industry.
9 June 2023

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué June 2023

Commonwealth, state and territory Building Ministers met today to ensure Australia’s buildings are fit for the changing climate and to discuss the issues facing the building industry.
26 August 2022

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué August 2022

Commonwealth, state and territory Building Ministers met today to discuss upgraded energy efficiency provisions for residential buildings, implementation and transition timeframes for the 2022 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC), the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) Business Plan, funding and Intergovernmental Agreement, and Board Appointments.
28 March 2022

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué March 2022

Commonwealth, state and territory Building Ministers met today to discuss residential energy efficiency and building readiness for emerging technologies and accessible housing provisions for the 2022 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC) and the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) Strategic Plan 2022.  
26 November 2021

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué November 2021

Commonwealth, state and territory Building Ministers met today to discuss ongoing building and construction sector reform, including discussion of the Building Confidence National Framework.
29 September 2021

Report published: review of disability premises standards

We have published our latest review of disability premises standards
30 April 2021

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué April 2021

Commonwealth, state and territory Building Ministers met today to consider next steps on options to increase Australia’s stock of accessible housing and progress with the Building Confidence Reforms, including the National Registration Framework.
7 April 2021

2020 Premises standards review: webinar

We held a webinar about the 2020 review of the Disability (Access to Premises – Building) Standards 2010. Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Ben Gauntlett, introduced the review.
22 February 2021

Part 2 of the Disability Premises Standards review: have your say

Help us make sure people with disability, family members, carers and friends, have equal access to public buildings. Share your views by 30 April.