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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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15 April 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.
14 February 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.
13 February 2024

Australia and Singapore show compatibility between AI governance frameworks

We worked with Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and industry partners National Australian Bank (NAB) and Tookitaki to test both country’s AI ethics principles. The collaboration aimed to work out challenges of deploying AI across different regions.
17 January 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.
8 December 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.
3 November 2023

Australia signs international declaration on AI safety

The Bletchley Declaration commits to the safe, ethical and responsible development of artificial intelligence (AI).
29 September 2023

Grant funding to bring AI and emerging technology graduate students into regions

The Next Generation Graduates Program grants give business and industry support to work with talented Honours, Masters and PhD students. Applications for this round open until 25 October.
27 July 2023

Join our virtual town hall on responsible AI

We’re hosting a panel and public conversation on 31 July.
1 June 2023

Responsible AI in Australia: have your say

We want to hear your views on how the Australian Government can support the safe and responsible use of AI. Submissions close 4 August 2023.
12 May 2023

Investments to grow Australia’s critical technologies industries

As part of the 2023-24 May Budget, the Australian Government has announced $101.2 million to support businesses to integrate quantum and artificial intelligence technologies into their operations.
22 August 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.
31 March 2022

Funding available for AI and Digital Capability Centres

The Australian Government is offering $44 million to establish AI and Digital Capability Centres, connecting businesses with AI equipment, tools, services, training and expertise.