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The company is developing new ocular technology with support from our Biomedical Translation Fund and Brandon Capital.
$7.5 million in BRII grants to boost small business innovation. Applications close 3 April 2024.
The Australian Government has named the recipient of the Powering Australia Industry Growth Centre grant following a competitive process in 2023.
Feb 2024 Critical Minerals Office
International Partnerships in Critical Minerals grants will provide co-funding for Australian projects. Applications now open.
The temporary group is part of the Australian Government’s interim response to the safe and responsible AI consultation.
From quantum computing capital raises to quantum tech in space, here’s a round up of achievements from quantum leaders.
20 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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.