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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

$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

Funding for solutions using renewables and low emissions

$7.5 million in BRII grants to boost small business innovation. Applications close 18 April 2024.

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Apr 2024

New plan to support Australian medical manufacturing

The plan will inform investment and other actions for manufacturing in this priority area of the economy.
Apr 2024

Australia and UK welcome the inaugural Strategic Innovation Dialogue

Joint statement signals priorities for trade and innovation in renewable energy, manufacturing, science and research.
Apr 2024

Australia and the EU celebrate 30 years of scientific cooperation

Australia and the European Union came together in Brussels to celebrate 3 decades of research partnership.
Apr 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 Australia’s quantum sector.
Apr 2024 National Measurement Institute

Your washing machine, quantum physics and the environment

The National Measurement Institute (NMI) is using quantum principles to improve energy efficiency and reduce waste – starting with your home appliances.
Apr 2024

Gas supply and demand outlook for 2024 quarter 3

The Australian Government will not activate the Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) for the July to September 2024 quarter.
Mar 2024 Office of the Chief Economist

Resources and energy earnings to ease on weaker world demand

Commodity export earnings are expected to be $417 billion in 2023–24, around 10 per cent below 2022–23.
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8 March 2024 Australian Space Agency

Katherine Bennell-Pegg, astronaut in training

This International Women’s Day we profile an Australian Space Agency employee who is the first person to ever be trained as an astronaut under the Australian flag.
2 February 2024 Australian Space Agency

Australian delegation to European Astronaut Centre: express your interest

The Australian Space Agency is seeking expressions of interest (EOIs)from Australian representatives to join a delegation to the European Astronaut Centre (EAC). Apply by 15 February.
22 January 2024 Australian Space Agency

Moon to Mars spin-in capabilities: express your interest

The Australian Space Agency is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) on niche Australian technology capabilities. EOI closes 14 February 2024.
20 November 2023 Australian Space Agency

Competition to name Australia’s lunar rover

Australians have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to name an Aussie-built rover that will go to the Moon. Voting on 4 shortlisted names is now open.
1 November 2023 Australian Space Agency

Launching the Australian Space Agency website

The Australian Space Agency and Australian Space Discovery Centre have moved. Visit space.gov.au for all the agency’s information, publications, news and events.
27 October 2023 Australian Space Agency

Australia and US formalise Technology Safeguards Agreement

The Hon Dr Kevin Rudd AC, Australia’s Ambassador to the United States signed the treaty-level agreement in Washington.
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.
17 October 2023 Australian Space Agency

Keeping rocket engines cool with 3D-printed technology

Conflux Technology is taking world-class heat exchange systems to the global space market.
18 August 2023 Australian Space Agency

Changes to Space (Launches and Returns) Rules

Amendments to the General Rules and High Power Rocket Rules came into effect on 17 August 2023. The amendments have removed most ‘not a related party’ requirements.
28 June 2023 Australian Space Agency

Supporting Aussie space technologies to take off

The Australian Government is backing a series of local space innovations, including those that can help address climate change.
27 June 2023 Australian Space Agency

Australian Outback key to search for life on Mars

The Australian Outback could help provide the answer to the age-old question: Is there life on Mars?
20 March 2023 Australian Space Agency

Space industry partners chosen for Australia’s first Moon mission

Two consortiums of local space businesses and researchers will design rovers for Australia’s first mission to the Moon in partnership with NASA.