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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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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.
27 November 2020

Building Ministers' Meeting Communiqué: November 2020

Building Ministers met in November to discuss the important work the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is undertaking to support building and construction sector reform. Ministers agreed to the next steps to take this work forward.
21 September 2020

Disability access to buildings: have your say

We’re reviewing the law that ensures people with a disability, family members, carers and friends, have equal access to public buildings. Share your views by 30 November 2020.