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May 2024

Critical tech funding to solve some of Australia’s most significant challenges

$36 million Critical Technologies Challenge Program (CTCP) invites solutions to market-led challenges in energy, medical, autonomous systems and resources. Applications close 2 July 2024.
May 2024

Helping small businesses through new Industry Growth Program grant opportunities

Industry Growth Program grant opportunities are now open for innovative startups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
Apr 2024

Grants to support community and economic priorities through collaborative research

Round 16 of the Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grant is now open. Applications close 5 June.
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.

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May 2024

Critical tech funding to solve some of Australia’s most significant challenges

$36 million Critical Technologies Challenge Program (CTCP) invites solutions to market-led challenges in energy, medical, autonomous systems and resources. Applications close 2 July 2024.
May 2024

Draft guidance on removing oil and gas property and infrastructure from Commonwealth waters: have your say

We’re seeking feedback on draft guidance to support offshore oil and gas industry to plan for decommissioning. Submissions close 19 July 2024.
May 2024

Charging Australia’s renewable future through the National Battery Strategy

The strategy outlines how Australia can leverage our advantages to build a successful domestic battery manufacturing industry and become a global leader in renewable energy. It also builds on critical minerals initi...
May 2024 National Measurement Institute

World Metrology Day: measure today for a sustainable tomorrow

Find out how the National Measurement Institute is supporting Australia’s push towards cleaner energy sources.
May 2024 Critical Minerals Office

Investments to capitalise on Australia’s critical minerals and the global clean energy transition

As part of the 2024-25 May Budget, the Australian Government announced it will invest in a range of measures to secure our critical minerals processing industries.
May 2024

Investments to map Australian resources that will power our future prosperity

As part of the 2024-25 May Budget, the Australian Government announced it will fund Geoscience Australia to accelerate the discovery of critical minerals, ground water and other resources necessary for the net zero...
May 2024

Announcing the 2024–25 May Budget

The 2024–25 Budget includes measures to secure Australian industry, science and resources. Read an overview of our portfolio’s commitments.
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6 October 2017 Office of the Chief Economist

Record earnings forecast for resources and energy exports in 2017–18

The September 2017 edition of the Resources and Energy Quarterly released today by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, shows a 27 per cent increase in earnings in 2016–17.
24 August 2017

Building Ministers' Forum Communiqué: August 2017

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) is pleased to announce that Professor Peter Shergold AC and Ms Bronwyn Weir have been commissioned to assess the broader compliance and enforcement problems within the building and construction systems across Australia that are affecting the implementation of the National Construction Code (NCC), announced on 30 June 2017.
7 July 2017 Office of the Chief Economist

Resources and energy export earnings grew rapidly in 2016–17

The June 2017 edition of the Resources and Energy Quarterly, released today by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, estimates a 25 per cent increase in earnings in 2016–17.
30 June 2017

Building Ministers' Forum Communiqué: June 2017

Today, all governments reaffirmed their commitment to best practice regulation and certification to ensure the safety of Australia’s buildings.
1 June 2017

Video: Commercial Building Disclosure Program Explained

A brief overview of the Commercial Building Disclosure (CBD) program.
21 April 2017

Building Ministers' Forum Communiqué: April 2017

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) was held in Sydney on Friday, 21 April 2017, for Ministers to decide on a range of significant measures that will benefit the Australian building, plumbing and construction industry and the wider Australian community.
24 March 2017 Industry Innovation and Science Australia

Innovation and Science Australia spurs debate about Australian innovation in 2030

Innovation and Science Australia (ISA), has today released the 2030 Strategic Plan Issues Paper to drive the national conversation around the future of Australian innovation, science and research.
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.