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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

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.
Mar 2024

Building Ministers’ Meeting: Communiqué March 2024

Building Ministers made three significant decisions during the March session of the Building Ministers Meeting.
Mar 2024

SwarmFarm Robotics is transforming the future of farming

The company is helping Australian farmers use cutting edge tech with support from our Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnership program and Tenacious Ventures.
Mar 2024

More funding for Australian researchers to collaborate internationally

The Global Science and Technology Diplomacy Fund (GSTDF) will help develop Australian science in priority areas. Expressions of interest are now open.
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21 April 2023

Industry Capability Network (ICN) Canberra is helping ACT companies find work

ICN Canberra is helping businesses win contracts on major government and civil projects nationally across the defence, construction, mining, oil and gas, rail and manufacturing sectors.
19 December 2022 Major Projects Facilitation Agency

Offshore windfarm development awarded Major Project Status

The Australian Government has awarded the Star of the South windfarm Major Project Status. This provides the project with tailored facilitation services to assist with and navigate regulatory challenges.
21 November 2022

Evaluating Australian Industry Participation (AIP) policy

We’re undertaking an impact evaluation of AIP policy. We’re examining the AIP policy’s effectiveness in meeting its intended objectives, including its impacts and outcomes.
31 August 2022

Industry Capability Network (ICN) Tasmania is helping Tasmanian companies find work

The network is helping Tasmanian businesses win contracts on major government and civil projects across the defence, construction, mining, oil and gas, rail and manufacturing sectors.
19 July 2021

Industry Capability Network (ICN) launches new gateway to boost Australian industry

Industry Capability Network (ICN) Limited has relaunched the ICN Gateway. If you’re an SME looking to expand your business, register your details on ICN Gateway.
26 February 2021

Local industry capability register for Melbourne, SE Queensland and Townsville

Local industry capability register on the way for Melbourne, SE Queensland and Townsville businesses.
18 January 2019 Australian Industry Participation Authority

Report on the review of the Australian Jobs Act

We have released a report that reviews the operation of the Jobs Act, which requires developers of major projects worth $500 million or more to provide opportunities for Australian industry.