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Dec 2022 Critical Minerals Office

Have your say on the future of Australia’s critical minerals

We are seeking responses to a discussion paper that will help shape a new strategy for Australia’s critical minerals. Have your say by 3 February 2023.
Dec 2022 National Reconstruction Fund

National Reconstruction Fund: have your say

Have your say in shaping the design of the Australian Government’s National Reconstruction Fund.
Nov 2022

The 2022 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science have been announced!

The Australian science and science teaching community have come together in Canberra to celebrate the contributions of the country’s leading scientists, innovators and science teachers.

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Dec 2022

mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility commences construction in Melbourne

Construction of Australia’s first mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility has begun, with ground broken on the facility’s site in Melbourne.
Dec 2022 National Measurement Institute

Annual trade measurement report released after COVID-19 disruptions

The National Measurement Institute has released its compliance report for 2021–22.
Dec 2022 National Reconstruction Fund

National Reconstruction Fund: register for a virtual consultation session

You can now register for a virtual session as part of the National Reconstruction Fund (NRF) consultation.
Dec 2022 Australian SKA Office

Construction begins on SKA telescopes in Australia and South Africa

We celebrated the turning of the soil in remote Western Australia to mark the milestone.
Dec 2022

Nominate now for the 2023 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

Help us uncover outstanding achievers in the community by nominating them for one of the 2023 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science.
Dec 2022

Fifteen years of the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund

Look back on 15 years of science and research collaboration supported by the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF). A new round of funding under the AISRF will open in early 2023.
Dec 2022 Australian Space Discovery Centre

Apollo 17 - 50th Anniversary: How Australia supported Apollo

Join us in-centre or online on Sunday, 18th December at 1pm (ACDT)
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6 July 2021

BizLab Academy now available through APS Academy

The BizLab Academy HCD 1.01 training program has been handed over to the APS Academy.
8 January 2021

A look back at Innovation Month 2020

Innovation Month 2020 was the last event and our department is proud to have brought it to you. We’ve compiled our top takeaways and videos.
8 January 2021

Tools for innovation in the Australian public sector

Innovators need the right tools. We’ve selected some of the best toolkits for public sector innovation and transformation.
8 January 2021

Research on innovation in the Australian public sector

Some of the most useful research on public sector innovation in Australia and around the world over the past few years.
4 December 2020

A festive wrap-up of innovation gifts

We’ve wrapped up this year’s public sector innovation network stories and themes for you.
20 November 2020

Skills and mindsets for the new abnormal

From bushfires and pandemics, to economic and social aftershocks, the public sector is also having to come to grips with a new normal that is anything but.
6 November 2020

Word to the wise: your forms could be WISER

If you have to interact with government, you’ll probs have to fill out a form. BETA shared how they make these forms a bit WISER…
23 October 2020

Agile is not a dirty word

Chances are, sometime in the last decade, you’ve probably heard someone telling you you need to be more ‘agile’, but what does that even mean?
23 October 2020

Want to go Agile? Here’s how

Agile project management is a super helpful way to organise your thoughts and work practices. Here's a quick explainer that breaks down the basics.
2 October 2020

Bad meetings begone!

It’s a truth, universally acknowledged, that a team with a meeting is in want of a facilitator. Or at least it should be.
18 September 2020

Don’t reinvent the hoop

In government we ask people to jump through lots of hoops. We learnt how some of these were thrown away using APIs.
4 September 2020

X-ray vision: an APS world-first innovation

A team at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment looked outside their own industry for inspiration. The result? A world-first innovation to detect goods that may harbour pests and diseases.