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Jan 2024

The Australian Government’s interim response to safe and responsible AI consultation

Find out how community feedback will influence regulation of AI in Australia.
Jan 2024

New grant funding round open for industry-led research collaborations

Applications are now open for round 25 of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Grants program.
Jan 2024

Grants of up to $15,000 available for young Aussies in STEM

The sponsorship grants fund young Australians to take part in virtual or in-person STEM events.
Dec 2023

$17 million to boost AI adoption by SMEs

The AI Adopt Program will fund centres to help Australian businesses adopt artificial intelligence (AI). Applications close 29 January 2024.

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Feb 2024

PolyActiva is changing how we look at eye biotech

The company is developing new ocular technology with support from our Biomedical Translation Fund and Brandon Capital.
Feb 2024

Funding for solutions using renewables and low emissions

$7.5 million in BRII grants to boost small business innovation. Applications close 3 April 2024.
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 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

New expert group will help guide the future of safe and responsible AI in Australia

The temporary group is part of the Australian Government’s interim response to the safe and responsible AI consultation.
Feb 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 quantum leaders.
Feb 2024

Towards a global quantum ecosystem

Australia and other countries have been progressing the global quantum ecosystem as part of the Multilateral Dialogue on Quantum (MDQ).
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14 February 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.
12 February 2024

Northern Endeavour decommissioning recycling and disposal: request for information

We’ve released a request for information (RFI) to inform the recycling and disposal of the Northern Endeavour vessel. The RFI documents are available on AusTender.
12 January 2024

Consultation requirements for offshore oil and gas activities: have your say

Tell us how we can make consultation requirements clearer for titleholders and the community. Have your say by 8 March 2024.
8 January 2024 Critical Minerals Office

Critical minerals and rare earths research projects receive $22 million

The Australian Government is funding 3 innovative research projects through the Australian Critical Minerals Research and Development Hub.
21 December 2023

Gas supply and demand outlook for 2024 quarter 2

The Australian Government will not activate the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) for the April to June 2024 quarter.
18 December 2023 Office of the Chief Economist

Australia's resources and energy exports passing a peak

Commodity export earnings are forecast to ease from last year’s record $466 billion to $408 billion in 2023–24 and $348 billion by 2024–25.
16 December 2023 Critical Minerals Office

Updates to Australia’s Critical Minerals List

Australia has updated its list of critical minerals and created a new list of strategic materials.
29 November 2023

Methane abatement technology projects receive $4.35 million

The Australian Government is supporting methane abatement technologies as part of Australia's transition to net zero.
16 November 2023

Australia joins international working group on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

Major natural gas importing and exporting countries are working together on a shared global framework for methane and carbon dioxide measurement.
3 November 2023 National Reconstruction Fund

Launching the National Reconstruction Fund website

Visit nrf.gov.au for updates from the NRF Corporation.
25 October 2023

Getting ready for the Osaka World Expo 2025

Our department will contribute to the Australian presence at the next World Expo in Osaka, Japan.
6 October 2023 Critical Minerals Office

Australia drives global critical minerals policy at international summit

Ministers, industry leaders and civil society meet in Paris to galvanise action on global critical minerals supply chains.