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May 2024

New strategy outlines the future role of gas for Australia

The Future Gas Strategy is the Australian Government’s policy approach to gas supply, demand and emissions reduction over the medium and long-term.
May 2024

Helping small businesses through new Industry Growth Program grant opportunities

Industry Growth Program grant opportunities are now open for innovative startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Apr 2024

Grants to support community and economic priorities through collaborative research

Round 16 of the Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grant is now open. Applications close 5 June.
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.

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May 2024 Critical Minerals Office

Investments to capitalise on Australia’s critical minerals and the global clean energy transition

As part of the 2024-25 May Budget, the Australian Government announced it will invest in a range of measures to secure our critical minerals processing industries.
May 2024

Investments to map Australian resources that will power our future prosperity

As part of the 2024-25 May Budget, the Australian Government announced it will fund Geoscience Australia to accelerate the discovery of critical minerals, ground water and other resources necessary for the net zero...
May 2024

Announcing the 2024–25 May Budget

The 2024–25 Budget includes measures to secure Australian industry, science and resources. Read an overview of our portfolio’s commitments.
May 2024

Martians and dinosaurs headlining National Science Week 2024

Thirty-two public science projects will share in $500,000 as part of Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology.
May 2024 National Measurement Institute

Whole foods and health food audit to provide fair measure for consumers

National Measurement Institute (NMI) trade measurement officers will visit around 400 food retailers from 13-17 May 2024.
May 2024

Science grants for Aussie students to build Lego robots, write code and monitor Murray Cod

132 grants between $1,500 and $15,000 awarded to schools, community groups and organisations across Australia to encourage careers in STEM.
May 2024

New strategy outlines the future role of gas for Australia

The Future Gas Strategy is the Australian Government’s policy approach to gas supply, demand and emissions reduction over the medium and long-term.
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3 May 2024

Australia joins Hiroshima AI Process Friends Group

The group will work towards the safe and responsible use of artificial intelligence (AI).
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.