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Dec 2022 Critical Minerals Office

Have your say on the future of Australia’s critical minerals

We are seeking responses to a discussion paper that will help shape a new strategy for Australia’s critical minerals. Have your say by 3 February 2023.
Dec 2022 National Reconstruction Fund

National Reconstruction Fund: have your say

Have your say in shaping the design of the Australian Government’s National Reconstruction Fund.
Nov 2022

The 2022 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science have been announced!

The Australian science and science teaching community have come together in Canberra to celebrate the contributions of the country’s leading scientists, innovators and science teachers.

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Dec 2022 Critical Minerals Office

Have your say on the future of Australia’s critical minerals

We are seeking responses to a discussion paper that will help shape a new strategy for Australia’s critical minerals. Have your say by 3 February 2023.
Dec 2022 National Reconstruction Fund

National Reconstruction Fund: have your say

Have your say in shaping the design of the Australian Government’s National Reconstruction Fund.
Nov 2022 Industry Innovation and Science Australia

Industry Innovation and Science Australia releases latest annual report

Find out about Industry Innovation and Science Australia’s activities and performance for 2021–22.
Nov 2022

Australian Government continues support for rehabilitating Ranger Uranium Mine

The government has passed a bill to ensure the mine operator can finish rehabilitating the site.
Nov 2022 National Measurement Institute

Landmark anniversary for Australia’s measurement system

Australia celebrates a special measurement event: the 75th anniversary of our nation joining the Metre Treaty.
Nov 2022

Upskilling and diversifying Australia’s cyber security workforce

Eighteen projects have been awarded funding to improve the quality, quantity and diversity of Australia’s cyber security workforce.
Nov 2022

Elevate program awards 50 scholarships to women in STEM of diverse backgrounds

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering announced the first 50 scholarship recipients for the Elevate: Boosting Women in STEM program.
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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.
4 September 2020

X-ray vision: an APS world-first innovation

A team at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment looked outside their own industry for inspiration. The result? A world-first innovation to detect goods that may harbour pests and diseases.