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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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4 October 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic is making more young people interested in STEM

38% of young people have reconsidered their study and career options as a direct result of COVID-19.
4 October 2022 Australian Space Discovery Centre

World space week event: space and sustainability virtual student panel

The theme of World Space Week is space and sustainability.
30 September 2022

Startup Year: kickstarting the next generation of Australian entrepreneurs

Have your say on the development of the Startup Year program – a joint initiative between our department and the Department of Education. Consultations close 15 November 2022.
30 September 2022

New head of Questacon appointed

Sydney science and conservation leader Jo White has been appointed the Director of Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre.
27 September 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.
26 September 2022

National Quantum Advisory Committee to strengthen Australia’s quantum industry

The committee will provide expert advice to bolster Australia as a quantum leader.
23 September 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.
21 September 2022 Australian Space Discovery Centre

A beep that changed the world: celebrating the 65th anniversary of Sputnik 1 at the Australian Space...

How would Sputnik 1 measure up against a modern satellite? Join space historian Kerrie Dougherty for a 1 hour talk at the discovery centre or online.
20 September 2022

Non-binary people in STEM: Ari Moloney

University student Ari Moloney shares thoughts on science communications, self-worth and how highlighting women and non-binary people’s achievements can sometimes trivialise them.
20 September 2022

Women and girls in STEM: Cayt Rowe

Dr Cayt Rowe leads research in the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) at the Department of Defence.
20 September 2022

Women and girls in STEM: Sherene Loi

Professor Sherene Loi is a medical oncologist specialising in breast cancer treatment. She is also a clinician scientist with expertise in genomics, immunology and drug development.
20 September 2022

Women and girls in STEM: Rachel Iglesias

Rachel Iglesias is a veterinarian and epidemiologist at the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.