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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.
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

$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 May 2023

Business Research and Innovation Initiative: final challenge submissions open

Australian Government agencies are invited to submit a challenge for the Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII) renewables and low emissions round.
6 July 2021

BizLab Academy now available through APS Academy

The BizLab Academy HCD 1.01 training program has been handed over to the APS Academy.
8 January 2021

A look back at Innovation Month 2020

Innovation Month 2020 was the last event and our department is proud to have brought it to you. We’ve compiled our top takeaways and videos.
8 January 2021

Tools for innovation in the Australian public sector

Innovators need the right tools. We’ve selected some of the best toolkits for public sector innovation and transformation.
8 January 2021

Research on innovation in the Australian public sector

Some of the most useful research on public sector innovation in Australia and around the world over the past few years.
4 December 2020

A festive wrap-up of innovation gifts

We’ve wrapped up this year’s public sector innovation network stories and themes for you.
20 November 2020

Skills and mindsets for the new abnormal

From bushfires and pandemics, to economic and social aftershocks, the public sector is also having to come to grips with a new normal that is anything but.
6 November 2020

Word to the wise: your forms could be WISER

If you have to interact with government, you’ll probs have to fill out a form. BETA shared how they make these forms a bit WISER…
23 October 2020

Agile is not a dirty word

Chances are, sometime in the last decade, you’ve probably heard someone telling you you need to be more ‘agile’, but what does that even mean?
23 October 2020

Want to go Agile? Here’s how

Agile project management is a super helpful way to organise your thoughts and work practices. Here's a quick explainer that breaks down the basics.
2 October 2020

Bad meetings begone!

It’s a truth, universally acknowledged, that a team with a meeting is in want of a facilitator. Or at least it should be.
18 September 2020

Don’t reinvent the hoop

In government we ask people to jump through lots of hoops. We learnt how some of these were thrown away using APIs.