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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

mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility commences construction in Melbourne

Construction of Australia’s first mRNA vaccine manufacturing facility has begun, with ground broken on the facility’s site in Melbourne.
Dec 2022 National Measurement Institute

Annual trade measurement report released after COVID-19 disruptions

The National Measurement Institute has released its compliance report for 2021–22.
Dec 2022 National Reconstruction Fund

National Reconstruction Fund: register for a virtual consultation session

You can now register for a virtual session as part of the National Reconstruction Fund (NRF) consultation.
Dec 2022 Australian SKA Office

Construction begins on SKA telescopes in Australia and South Africa

We celebrated the turning of the soil in remote Western Australia to mark the milestone.
Dec 2022

Nominate now for the 2023 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science

Help us uncover outstanding achievers in the community by nominating them for one of the 2023 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science.
Dec 2022

Fifteen years of the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund

Look back on 15 years of science and research collaboration supported by the Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF). A new round of funding under the AISRF will open in early 2023.
Dec 2022 Australian Space Discovery Centre

Apollo 17 - 50th Anniversary: How Australia supported Apollo

Join us in-centre or online on Sunday, 18th December at 1pm (ACDT)
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25 August 2022

Nominate areas for the 2023 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release

Nominate areas for the 2023 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release before Thursday 1 September 2022.
24 August 2022

2022 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release: open for bidding

Bidding is now open for the 2022 acreage release with 10 areas available for petroleum exploration.
24 August 2022

2021 Offshore Greenhouse Gas Storage Acreage Release: assessment permits awarded

The Australian Government has announced the award of offshore greenhouse gas storage assessment permits.
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.
18 August 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.
17 August 2022 National Measurement Institute

Winners of the 2022 Metrology Awards announced in National Science Week

Measurement innovation across a range of fields have been showcased at the National Measurement Institute’s (NMI) 2022 Metrology Awards.
15 August 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.
4 August 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.
4 August 2022

Celebrating National Science Week 2022

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

Securing Australia’s domestic gas supply: have your say

Give your feedback on how we can secure our domestic gas supply. Submissions close 22 August 2022.
27 July 2022 Australian Space Discovery Centre

Operation: Trailblazer

In this workshop, you are to be tasked with designing and constructing a diorama (3D Model) of part of a Lunar or Martian habitat.
27 July 2022 Australian Space Discovery Centre

Story-time session

The Australian Space Discovery Centre invites all little-astronauts to join us in centre for space storytime.