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Aug 2022

Government and business partner to establish mRNA production in Australia

The Australian Government, Moderna and the Victorian Government have finalised partnership arrangements to establish an mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility at Monash University in Melbourne.
Aug 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.
Aug 2022

Celebrating National Science Week 2022

We’re celebrating National Science Week 2022 from Saturday, 13 August to Sunday, 21 August.
Aug 2022 National Measurement Institute

New compliance plan to build confidence in trade measurement

The National Measurement Institute's latest compliance plan helps support confidence in trade measurement.
Aug 2022 National Measurement Institute

Showcasing National Measurement Institute scientists this National Science Week

Hear from our experts about why science matters and what they love about working in measurement science.
Aug 2022 National Measurement Institute

2022 Metrology Awards: a special celebration for National Science Week

Join the National Measurement Institute online on 16 August to recognise outstanding achievements in measurement. Vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Award through live voting.

Mining, oil and gas news

Sep 2022

PERUMIN to showcase Australia’s METS industry

The Australian Government is supporting our mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector at Peru’s annual mining conference.
Sep 2022

Critical minerals projects receive $50 million

The Australian Government has committed $50 million to the critical minerals industry.
Jul 2022 Critical Minerals Office

Delegation visit marks first milestone in Australia–India critical minerals partnership

The Critical Minerals Facilitation Office arranged the visit under the Australia–India Critical Minerals Investment Partnership.

Science, technology and innovation news

Sep 2022

Australian Government to revitalise our science priorities

The Australian Government has announced plans to refresh Australia’s Science and Research Priorities and National Science Statement.
Sep 2022

The state of STEM gender equity in 2022

We’ve updated the STEM Equity Monitor with the latest data on women and girls’ participation in STEM.
Sep 2022

National Quantum Advisory Committee to strengthen Australia’s quantum industry

The committee will provide expert advice to bolster Australia as a quantum leader.
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30 September 2022

Startup Year: kickstarting the next generation of Australian entrepreneurs

Have your say on the development of the Startup Year program – a joint initiative between our department and the Department of Education. Consultations close 15 November 2022.
8 July 2022

Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Award winners announced

The award winners showcase some of the best examples of innovation, collaboration and growth across Australian and New Zealand emerging businesses. Read more about the awards and our sponsorship.
5 April 2022

Updated regulations and principles for the R&D Tax Incentive

We’ve made some minor changes to the administration of the scheme.
1 April 2022

Board of Taxation review of the R&D Tax Incentive dual agency administration model

The review provides valuable insights into ways to enhance the administration of the Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive.  
20 January 2022

R&D Tax Incentive draft determination for clinical trials: have your say

We’d like your feedback on the R&D Tax Incentive’s draft determination for clinical trials. The determination will facilitate biotechnology R&D registration through existing government clinical trial systems. Submissions close on 17 February 2022.
30 November 2021

ANAO report on the administration of the R&D Tax Incentive

Read the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) performance audit report.
27 August 2021

Industry Research and Development review: have your say

The Industry Research and Development regulations and decision-making principles will sunset next year. We are consulting on proposed amendments until 9 September 2021.
27 July 2021 Industry Innovation and Science Australia

Review of venture capital tax concessions: have your say

The consultation to review of the venture capital tax concessions is now open.
15 June 2021

New online tool makes hiring process simpler for small business

The Employment Contract Tool helps employers to confidently hire a new staff member and meet their obligations under Australia’s Fair Work system.
27 May 2021

Patents Accessibility Review identifies barriers to small inventors

The Patents Accessibility Review report has found innovation barriers facing Australia’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
24 May 2021

The Capability Connection launched in Melbourne, SE Queensland and Townsville

Capability Connection launched in Melbourne, SE Queensland and Townsville.
25 March 2021

Review of the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman: have your say

Share your feedback on the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombusdman (ASBFEO). Consultation closes 30 April 2021.