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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

Equality in STEM workplaces: Geoscience Australia

Geoscience Australia is the first Australian organisation to receive 3 SAGE Cygnet Awards for its inclusive and gender equitable workplace.
Apr 2024

Announcing our new people strategy

Want to know how we’re building a better future for all Australians? See our People strategy 2024–2026.
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.
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7 January 2017 Industry Innovation and Science Australia

ISA: Work Needed to Improve Australia’s Innovation, Science and Research System

ISA’s Performance Review of the Australian Innovation, Science and Research System 2016 (ISR System Review) finds that while the Australian system has points of strength, Australia is lagging behind international competitors in key areas and much work must be done to break into the top-tier of innovation nations.
14 December 2016

Building Ministers' Forum Communiqué: December 2016

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) met in Perth on 14 December 2016 and agreed on a range of significant measures that will benefit the Australian building, plumbing and construction industry and the wider Australian community.
13 December 2016 Industry Innovation and Science Australia

Biomedical Translation Fund a game changer for Australian innovation

Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia (ISA), has welcomed the Australian Government’s announcement of the successful Biomedical Translation Fund managers
9 November 2016 Industry Innovation and Science Australia

Dr Charlie Day appointed CEO of the Office of Innovation and Science Australia

Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia, has welcomed Dr Charlie Day on his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the Office of Innovation and Science Australia.
11 September 2016 Industry Innovation and Science Australia

Biomedical Translation Fund delivering for Australian patients

BioScience Managers have today announced investments in three leading edge biomedical innovations, with $13.3 million from the Biomedical Translation Fund.
3 August 2016 Industry Innovation and Science Australia

Fund to stimulate investment in promising health and medical discoveries

Bill Ferris AC, Chair of Innovation and Science Australia, today welcomed the Government’s new Biomedical Translation Fund (BTF). The $500 million fund will accelerate the development and translation of Australian biomedical discoveries.
19 February 2016

Building Ministers' Forum Communiqué: February 2016

The Building Ministers’ Forum met at the Gold Coast today and progressed a number of significant reforms which will benefit the Australian building industry and the wider Australian community.
31 July 2015

Building Ministers' Forum Communiqué: July 2015

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) met in Melbourne today to agree on a range of significant outcomes that will benefit the Australian building and construction industry and the wider community.
30 May 2014

Building Ministers' Forum Communiqué: May 2014

The Building Ministers’ Forum met in Sydney today to play an important role in progressing the Council of Australian Governments’ deregulation agenda.