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Aug 2022

Government and business partner to establish mRNA production in Australia

The Australian Government, Moderna and the Victorian Government have finalised partnership arrangements to establish an mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility at Monash University in Melbourne.
Aug 2022

2022 update to the List of critical technologies in the national interest: have your say

The 63 technologies identified in the list are current and emerging technologies with the capacity to significantly enhance or pose risk to our national interest.
Aug 2022

Celebrating National Science Week 2022

We’re celebrating National Science Week 2022 from Saturday, 13 August to Sunday, 21 August.
Aug 2022 National Measurement Institute

New compliance plan to build confidence in trade measurement

The National Measurement Institute's latest compliance plan helps support confidence in trade measurement.
Aug 2022 National Measurement Institute

Showcasing National Measurement Institute scientists this National Science Week

Hear from our experts about why science matters and what they love about working in measurement science.
Aug 2022 National Measurement Institute

2022 Metrology Awards: a special celebration for National Science Week

Join the National Measurement Institute online on 16 August to recognise outstanding achievements in measurement. Vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award through live voting.

Mining, oil and gas news

Sep 2022

PERUMIN to showcase Australia’s METS industry

The Australian Government is supporting our mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector at Peru’s annual mining conference.
Sep 2022

Critical minerals projects receive $50 million

The Australian Government has committed $50 million to the critical minerals industry.
Jul 2022 Critical Minerals Office

Delegation visit marks first milestone in Australia–India critical minerals partnership

The Critical Minerals Facilitation Office arranged the visit under the Australia–India Critical Minerals Investment Partnership.

Science, technology and innovation news

Sep 2022

Australian Government to revitalise our science priorities

The Australian Government has announced plans to refresh Australia’s Science and Research Priorities and National Science Statement.
Sep 2022

The state of STEM gender equity in 2022

We’ve updated the STEM Equity Monitor with the latest data on women and girls’ participation in STEM.
Sep 2022

National Quantum Advisory Committee to strengthen Australia’s quantum industry

The committee will provide expert advice to bolster Australia as a quantum leader.
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29 September 2022

Government announces extra gas supply to avoid shortfall forecast

The Australian Government has secured gas supply commitments from the east coast gas exporters.
25 August 2022

Nominate areas for the 2023 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release

Nominate areas for the 2023 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release before Thursday 1 September 2022.
24 August 2022

2022 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release: open for bidding

Bidding is now open for the 2022 acreage release with 10 areas available for petroleum exploration.
26 July 2022

2022 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release launch webinar: register now

Registration is now open to attend the webinar that will launch the 2022 Offshore Petroleum Acreage Release on 24 August 2022.
1 April 2022

Petrofac Facilities Management Limited to lead Phase 1 of decommissioning the Northern Endeavour

We have conducted a global, competitive, multi-stage tender for Phase 1 of the Northern Endeavour decommissioning. Today we announced the contractor who has been engaged to deliver this $324.89m contract.
7 March 2022

Trailing liability for decommissioning of offshore petroleum property guidelines released

Expanded remedial direction provisions for offshore petroleum titles came into effect on the 2 March 2022. These provisions are referred to as trailing liability. Read the trailing liability guideline.
24 February 2022

Amendments to enhance offshore oil and gas decommissioning

Changes to the offshore oil and gas decommissioning framework will ensure Australia plans for and manages increased levels of decommissioning activity.
8 December 2021

Exposure draft of the offshore Environment Regulations remake: have your say

We want your views on the exposure draft for the remake of the offshore environmental regulatory regime. Submissions close on 8 March 2022.
4 November 2021

2022 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release: have your say

Consultation is now open on potential areas to be included in the 2022 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release. Feedback is welcome until 14 December 2021.
25 October 2021

Offshore oil and gas guidance updates: have your say

We are seeking feedback on guidelines and factsheets to support reforms to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.
13 October 2021

Implementation report of Chief Scientist’s audit findings released

The department’s response to the Government-specific findings of the Chief Scientist’s independent audit of NOPSEMA’s Consideration of Exploration in the Great Australian Bight.
24 September 2021

Proposed revisions to NOPTA’s Cost Recovery Implementation Statement: have your say

NOPTA is undertaking a two-week consultation with industry stakeholders on the proposed revisions to its Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS). Consultation closes 8 October 2021.