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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 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 Industry Innovation and Science Australia

Industry Innovation and Science Australia releases latest annual report

Find out about Industry Innovation and Science Australia’s activities and performance for 2021–22.
Nov 2022

Australian Government continues support for rehabilitating Ranger Uranium Mine

The government has passed a bill to ensure the mine operator can finish rehabilitating the site.
Nov 2022 National Measurement Institute

Landmark anniversary for Australia’s measurement system

Australia celebrates a special measurement event: the 75th anniversary of our nation joining the Metre Treaty.
Nov 2022

Upskilling and diversifying Australia’s cyber security workforce

Eighteen projects have been awarded funding to improve the quality, quantity and diversity of Australia’s cyber security workforce.
Nov 2022

Elevate program awards 50 scholarships to women in STEM of diverse backgrounds

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering announced the first 50 scholarship recipients for the Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM program.
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28 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.
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.
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.
23 April 2020

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué April 2020

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) met in late April to discuss the impacts of the current COVID-19 crisis on the building and construction industry, and agree the way forward for the design, construction and certification of complex buildings. The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) updated Ministers on the key achievements with implementing the recommendations in the Building Confidence Report.
13 December 2019

Building Ministers’ Forum: Communiqué December 2019

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) met today in Canberra to discuss progress and agree next steps with the suite of important national building reforms underway. Ministers acknowledged the extensive work done since they last met on 18 July but agreed there is more to be done.
18 July 2019

Building Ministers’ Forum: Communiqué July 2019

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) met today in Sydney to discuss a range of issues facing the building and construction sector. Ministers also met with industry representatives and discussed matters including professional indemnity insurance and implementation of the Building Confidence report.
8 February 2019

Building Ministers’ Forum: Communiqué February 2019

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) met today in Hobart to discuss progress with priority issues relating to the safety of Australian buildings, and public confidence in the building and construction industry.
10 August 2018

Building Ministers' Forum Communiqué: August 2018

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) met in South Australia at the Adelaide Oval today.
27 April 2018

Building Ministers’ Forum: Communiqué April 2018

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) held its first meeting for 2018 today in Melbourne, to decide on a range of significant measures that will benefit the Australian building, plumbing and construction industry and the wider Australian community.
11 December 2017

Building Ministers' Forum Communiqué: December 2017

Today, Building Ministers held a special meeting to discuss progress with the Assessment of the Effectiveness of Compliance and Enforcement Systems for Building and Construction Industry across Australia being undertaken by independent experts, Professor Peter Shergold AC and Ms Bronwyn Weir.