Material from ministers from the former departments of Innovation, Industry, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education are available at http://archive.industry.gov.au.

Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO

Advancing all Australian manufacturers (Media Releases)

23 October 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

A new industry-led report into Australia’s manufacturing sector has highlighted the opportunity for all firms to move towards advanced manufacturing by adopting more sophisticated business models and production techniques.

The 2017 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science (Media Releases)

18 October 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

The Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science recognises the extraordinary contribution that Australia's scientists and science teachers make to our nation.

Australia and the United States sign historic space treaty (Media Releases)

18 October 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

In Washington this morning the Turnbull Government signed a treaty with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), reaffirming a commitment made by Australia and the United States of America more than 50 years ago to collaborate on space exploration.

$30 million to boost advanced manufacturing in Victoria and South Australia (Media Releases)

17 October 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

Twenty companies will share in almost $30 million in funding to establish and expand advanced manufacturing activities in South Australia and Victoria.

Supporting women in STEM and entrepreneurship (Media Releases)

7 October 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

Businesses, not-for-profits, education and research organisations are encouraged to apply for grants to inspire more girls and women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) and entrepreneurship.

Government supporting Toyota workers into work (Media Releases)

3 October 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

The Turnbull Government reaffirms its commitment to supporting workers affected by the cessation of Toyota’s automotive manufacturing operations in Melbourne today.

Keynote address at the 68th International Astronautical Congress Industry Day Luncheon (Speeches)

26 September 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, gave the keynote address at the 68th International Astronautical Congress Industry Day Luncheon in Adelaide.

Turnbull Government to establish national space agency (Media Releases)

25 September 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

The Turnbull Government has committed to establishing a national space agency to ensure Australia has a long-term plan to grow its domestic space industry.

Nine businesses share in $8.75 million to solve government policy and service delivery challenges (Media Releases)

21 September 2017

Acting Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

Nine small to medium sized businesses will share in $8.75 million in grants to help them develop and test their innovative solutions to public sector challenges, through the Turnbull Government’s Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII).

Statement on leave (Media Releases)

20 September 2017

Statement from Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science.

The Hon Craig Laundy MP

Bouris taskforce to help digitise small business (Media Releases)

20 November 2017

The Turnbull Government has established a Small Business Digital Taskforce, to be headed by one of Australia’s most successful entrepreneurs, Mark Bouris AM, to ensure more Australian small businesses can thrive in an increasingly digital economy.

Measurement – it rules (Media Releases)

20 November 2017

A new national measurement policy statement announced today will touch on the lives of all Australians with benefits for consumers, business and industry alike.

Australian businesses should protect and enforce their intellectual property in China, says IP Australia (Media Releases)

16 November 2017

IP Australia has today released a guide for protecting intellectual property in China.

Business is the winner from government innovation (Media Releases)

15 November 2017

Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Craig Laundy MP, has congratulated IP Australia on winning the Silver Award at last night’s Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Public Sector Management.

IP Australia helps create world first trade mark database platform (Media Releases)

15 November 2017

Currently trade mark databases are country specific, but this is about to change.

Mastercard Sydney Tech hub (Media Releases)

14 November 2017

Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy, welcomed the inclusion of Sydney as the latest home for a Mastercard Global Tech Hub and Innovation centre as announced by Mastercard today.

Red tape burden eased for WA eco-tourism operators (Media Releases)

10 November 2017

Eco-tourism operators in Western Australia can now start and run their businesses more easily thanks to the Eco and Nature-based Tourism Regulatory Mapping and Reform Project.

$7.4 million invested in medtech and pharma innovations (Media Releases)

26 October 2017

Twenty industry-led projects set to boost the innovation, productivity and competitiveness of Australia’s medical technology and pharmaceutical (MTP) sector will receive a $7.4 million injection of funds from the Australian Government.

Eleven businesses get $5 million jump start into global market (Media Releases)

20 October 2017

A fail-safe jump-starter for flat car, boat or truck batteries, a system for rapidly and safely loading stretchered patients into aircraft, and online dispute resolution software that will help to free up the court system are among 11 Australian innovations that will be offered a $5 million boost to help them enter global markets.

Protecting Australian jobs from unfair trade (Media Releases)

19 October 2017

New legislation to help ensure a level playing field for Australian manufacturers passed through Parliament today.

The Hon Greg Hunt MP

Interview on ABC 774 Melbourne Drive (Transcripts)

22 December 2016

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, is interviewed on the ABC 774 Melbourne Drive program.

Have your say on priority areas for future CRCs (Media Releases)

21 December 2016

The Turnbull Government is seeking input from the industry, science and research communities on priority research themes for upcoming selection rounds of the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) Programme.

Interview with ABC774 Melbourne (Transcripts)

19 December 2016

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science was interviewed by Steve Martin on ABC774 Melbourne.

Australian innovation set to be a global leader in gold analysis (Media Releases)

15 December 2016

Gold analysis technology developed by CSIRO is set to be commercialised by a new Australian company, Chrysos, in an exciting development that has the potential to place Australia as a world leader in analytical services for the precious metal.

Joint doorstop at the launch of the $500 million Biomedical Translation Fund (Transcripts)

13 December 2016

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Greg Hunt, and the Minister for Health and Aged Care, the Hon Sussan Ley MP held a joint doorstop to announce fund managers for the $500 million Biomedical Translation Fund in Canberra.

$500 million fund will help build Australia's biomedical industry of the future (Media Releases)

13 December 2016

The Turnbull Government is today launching the $500 million Biomedical Translation Fund, established under the government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda, which will help take Australian biomedical discoveries out of the laboratory and to the patient.

National Innovation and Science Agenda is taking more new innovations from the lab to the marketplace (Media Releases)

9 December 2016

Ten new science and technology innovations including new radar technology for the Australian Defence Force and a standardised cancer treatment for animals have been selected for the third round of CSIRO’s ON accelerator program.

Interview with FiveAA Mornings (Transcripts)

8 December 2016

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon. Greg Hunt MP, was interviewed on the 5AA Mornings program with Leon Byner.

3D printed anti-snoring device could help millions get a good night’s sleep (Media Releases)

8 December 2016

Australians suffering sleep apnoea are set to benefit from the opening of a new facility in Melbourne today which will produce new anti-snoring devices that are customised to an individual’s specif

Joint doorstop at Sydney Fish Markets (Transcripts)

7 December 2016

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, held a joint doorstop with the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, at the Sydney Fish Markets.

The Hon Christopher Pyne MP

New Deputy Chair strengthens the CSIRO Board (Media Releases)

22 April 2016

Ms Shirley In’t Veld, an experienced board director with broad energy sector knowledge, commerce and law background and extensive experience as a senior business manager, has been appointed as the new Deputy Chairperson on the CSIRO Board.

Exciting next step for quantum computing (Media Releases)

22 April 2016

In the race to build the world’s first super-powerful quantum computer, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne today opened a new cutting edge quantum computing lab at the University of New South Wales (UNSW).

Cyber Security Growth Centre Chairs announced (Media Releases)

21 April 2016

Strong cyber security underpins Australia’s economy and is a major priority for the Australian Government. It is a fundamental element of our prosperity and confidence and is vital for national security.

Accelerating the growth of Australian startups (Media Releases)

20 April 2016

The Turnbull Government has today announced $280,000 to bring one of the world’s top startup accelerators to Australia to help our local startup entrepreneurs expand and grow their businesses.

National information campaign ushers in changes to food labelling (Media Releases)

18 April 2016

A national consumer information campaign has begun to raise awareness of Australian Government reforms to country of origin labelling for food.

New opportunities to drive innovation and science collaboration (Media Releases)

15 April 2016

The Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne, announced the first round of grants under the Global Connections Fund, at the APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE) awards ceremony in Adelaide today.

$5.95 million for new joint research centres to strengthen innovation and science links with China (Media Releases)

15 April 2016

Government investment in stronger innovation and science links with China will help address challenges faced by the two countries in the marine science, food and agribusiness, and mining equipment technology and services sectors.

Interview on Sky PVO Newsday (Transcripts)

14 April 2016

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne is interviewed on Sky PVO Newsday.

Appointment of new administrators for Arrium (Media Releases)

12 April 2016

The Government calls for all parties to strongly support the newly appointed administrator KordaMentha and to work together closely on what will deliver the best outcome for the workers of Arrium – the continuation of a viable business.

Statement on Arrium (Media Releases)

7 April 2016

The Federal Government is disappointed by today’s announcement by the board of Arrium to place the company into voluntary administration however remains hopeful that a positive outcome can be achieved.

The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

Vehicle emissions consultation continues (Media Releases)

5 April 2016

The Australian Government has sought further industry views on tackling vehicle emissions during a stakeholder engagement session at today’s meeting of the Ministerial Forum on Vehicle Emissions in Canberra.

Opportunities and challenges in Australia’s resources and energy sectors (Speeches)

22 March 2016

Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, addressed the Sydney Institute about the opportunities and challenges in Australia’s resources and energy sectors.

Gorgon LNG facility just the beginning of a golden age in gas (Articles)

15 March 2016

Minister Josh Frydenberg's opinion piece, first published in The Australian.

Gorgon LNG Project produces first shipment (Media Releases)

14 March 2016

Today I am delighted to join the Gorgon LNG Project team on Barrow Island, Western Australia, for the project’s first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Initial community consultation closes for National Radioactive Waste Management Facility (Media Releases)

11 March 2016

Today the 120 day initial community consultation period for the establishment of a permanent National Radioactive Waste Management Facility closed.

Olympic Dam using innovation to enter growth phase (Media Releases)

9 March 2016

Today I visited BHP Billiton’s Olympic Dam operations in South Australia to see first-hand its innovative approach to beating lower commodity prices.

Australia to benefit from growing gas demand in our region (Media Releases)

4 March 2016

The Gas Market Report 2015, released today by the Chief Economist of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, highlights that the long term outlook is positive for Australia’s gas exports, with Australia to benefit from the growing demand of emerging economies in the Asian region.

Investment continues in Australia's gas infrastructure (Media Releases)

29 February 2016

Today I congratulate Jemena on the completion of its $150 million expansion of the Eastern Gas Pipeline (EGP).

Competitive drive will help whether oil slump (Articles)

29 February 2016

The oil and gas industry is under sustained pressure.

Australia’s world-leading energy and resources sector: riding the waves of volatility and embracing a post-COP21 world (Speeches)

26 February 2016

Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, gave an address to the Brookings Institute in Washington DC on Australia’s world-leading energy and resources sector: riding the waves of volatility and embracing a post-COP21 world.

The Hon Karen Andrews MP

Meeting of minds as Scientists and Politicians rub shoulders (Media Releases)

1 March 2016

Politicians and scientists will meet face-to-face in Canberra this week to improve the way science is communicated to Australia’s decision-makers and policy shapers.

Building Ministers' Forum Communique (Articles)

19 February 2016

Building Ministers and their representatives recently came together on the Gold Coast to take part in the Building Ministers’ Forum, chaired by Assistant Minister for Science, Karen Andrews. This Communique was issued at the close of the Forum.

Speech at the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology — ICONN 2016 (Speeches)

8 February 2016

Assistant Minister for Science Karen Andrews MP delivered a speech to open the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology — ICONN 2016

Hundreds of STEM opportunities in the new school year (Media Releases)

4 February 2016

Principals and teachers now have access to a list of over 250 STEM – science, technology, engineering and maths – programmes to benefit students across the country.

Ian Chubb: A man of passion and persistence (Media Releases)

22 January 2016

Assistant Minister for Science Karen Andrews has thanked retiring Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb A.C for his remarkable dedication, as his term ends today after almost five years in the role.

Smart way ahead: STEM skills are about to get the government boost they deserve (Articles)

22 January 2016

Assistant Minister Karen Andrews' opinion piece, first published in the The Australian.

Science forum students urged to become future leaders (Media Releases)

14 January 2016

Young science students attending this year’s National Youth Science Forum (NYSF) in Canberra have been urged to aim for the stars.

Speech at the National Youth Science Forum Annual Dinner (Speeches)

13 January 2016

Assistant Minister for Science Karen Andrews MP delivered a speech at the National Youth Science Forum Annual Dinner in Canberra.

Speech to open GlaxoSmithKline's new facility in Melbourne. (Speeches)

17 December 2015

Assistant Minister for Science Karen Andrews MP delivered a speech at the opening of GlaxoSmithKline's new facility in Melbourne. 

Australian innovation helping to produce life-saving vaccine (Media Releases)

16 December 2015

The Assistant Minister for Science, Karen Andrews, has opened a new facility at Boronia in Victoria that uses ground-breaking technology to produce vaccines that could save the lives of thousands of children around the world.

The Hon Wyatt Roy MP

Wyatt Roy wins spot on Forbes under 30 list (Media Releases)

25 February 2016

Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy has been named in the inaugural Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list: 300 of the region’s top young leaders, entrepreneurs and game-changers in 10 different sectors.

Aussie startups touch down in San Francisco (Media Releases)

19 February 2016

Minister for Trade and Investment, Steven Ciobo, Assistant Minister for Innovation, Wyatt Roy, and Special Envoy for Trade, Andrew Robb, today officially launched the Australian Government’s first Landing Pad at Rocketspace, a technology campus in San Francisco.

$7.8 million to take bright Aussie ideas to the world (Media Releases)

19 January 2016

A $7.8 million investment in 17 innovative Australian companies will benefit the mining, information technology, renewable energy and advanced manufacturing industry sectors.

Innovation Agenda backs startup ecosystem (Media Releases)

7 December 2015

The Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda represents an important step on the path to a more innovative and entrepreneurial economy, according to Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy.

Boston reveals lessons for an innovative future (Media Releases)

1 December 2015

Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy today welcomed Microsoft’s report, Accelerating Australia’s innovation ecosystem: Lessons from Boston and recommendations for a unique path forward.

Lucy Turnbull appointed DICE Kids patron (Media Releases)

26 November 2015

Lucy Turnbull AO has been appointed patron of an organisation that aims to foster entrepreneurialism among 180,000 Australian children with a National Lemonade Day.

 

Awards celebrate innovation game-changers (Media Releases)

26 November 2015

Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy has congratulated the University of Western Australia’s Professor Robert McLaughlin for developing his Microscope-in-a-needle, overall winner of The Australian Innovation Challenge for 2015.

Tech boot camp inspires MPs (Media Releases)

25 November 2015

Australian students have showcased their creativity and STEM skills at a Coding and Innovation Boot Camp for parliamentarians in Canberra today.

Australian Government helping find the perfect IP match (Media Releases)

23 November 2015

Access to intellectual property generated by the public research sector in Australia will be easier for Australian businesses said Assistant Minister Wyatt Roy MP at the launch today of Source IP, the new digital intellectual property marketplace.

$8.5m to boost innovative Australian companies (Media Releases)

19 November 2015

Robotic farm machines and holographic entertainment systems are amongst the innovations to be offered a total of $8.5 million in commercialisation assistance under the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs' Programme announced today.

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

New NSW coal mine contributing to regional community and national economy (Media Releases)

2 September 2015

The opening of Whitehaven’s Maules Creek Coal Mine will bring stable jobs and regional economic prosperity to the Narrabri, Gunnedah and Tamworth communities in North-Western NSW.

New support for carbon capture and storage R&D (Media Releases)

31 August 2015

The Australian Government is investing in the advancement of carbon capture and storage technologies, through a research fund designed to facilitate industry investment and research, Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane said.

Mine expansion to deliver regional benefits (Media Releases)

28 August 2015

The recent completion of the Boggabri coal mine expansion project will bring substantial economic and social benefits to the region for the next two decades, including local jobs and investment, Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane said.

CSIRO and NICTA join forces to create digital research powerhouse (Media Releases)

28 August 2015

Joint media release with Minister for Communications the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

One of the largest digital innovation teams in the world will be created when CSIRO’s Digital Productivity flagship and NICTA merge, Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane and Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull announced today.

Interview with ABC Radio North and West SA (Transcripts)

27 August 2015

Interview with ABC Radio North and West SA Industry about the South Australia, resources sector, automotive sector, renewable energy, uranium.

Interview with ABC Radio Canberra (Transcripts)

26 August 2015

Interview with ABC Radio Canberra about BlueScope Steel and the future of Illawarra's industry and economy

Australian Government working with Illawarra community on steel future (Media Releases)

25 August 2015

Australian Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane has called a meeting of key stakeholders in Wollongong on September 7, including the NSW Government, local federal MPs, BlueScope Steel,

Fisher reappointment a boost for marine institute (Media Releases)

24 August 2015

Dr Brian Fisher, AO PSM, will continue to make an important contribution to the work of the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) after being re-appointed to the AIMS Council until 2017.

Interview with Leigh Sales, ABC 7.30 (Transcripts)

19 August 2015

Interview with ABC 7.30 regarding resource project developments.

Appointment strengthens ANSTO board expertise (Media Releases)

18 August 2015

Industry and Science Minister Ian Macfarlane has welcomed the appointment of atomic physics researcher and academic Emeritus Professor Stephen Buckman AM to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) board.

The Hon Bob Baldwin MP

Queensland Country Hour (Transcripts)

13 October 2014

Mr Baldwin and Matt Minio from Objective 3D talk about the opening of a 3D Manufacturing Hub and potential benefits of 3D printing in rural areas

Address to the opening of the ‘3D Central’ additive manufacturing centre (Speeches)

10 October 2014

Thank you for inviting me here today.

Australia’s manufacturing sector has been given a boost today knowing that Australia’s largest additive manufacturing hub is now open for business.

Advanced manufacturing leads the way (Media Releases)

10 October 2014

Australia’s manufacturing sector was given a boost today with the announcement that Australia’s largest additive manufacturing hub is now open for business.

Treasure trove of Intellectual Property data made available (Media Releases)

7 October 2014

Finding collaboration partners to develop life-saving cancer drugs will soon be easier as the Australian Government makes 100 years of Intellectual Property (IP) rights data available online.

Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association National Conference (Speeches)

18 September 2014

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, the Hon Bob Baldwin MP, addressed the Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association National Conference.

Printing Industries Association of Australia Apprenticeship Summit (Speeches)

16 September 2014

Parliamentary Secretary the Hon Bob Baldwin MP addressed the Printing Industries Association of Australia apprenticeship summit.

Australian Steel Institute Steel Building Conference (Speeches)

15 September 2014

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, the Hon Bob Baldwin MP, addressed the Australian Steel Institute Conference on the Gold Coast.

$72 million pilot programme assesses Australia's future energy needs (Media Releases)

10 September 2014

The Australian Government is continuing to work with the energy industry and electricity consumers to reduce electricity bills and continue energy market reform, with the launch of an innovative pilot programme plotting the energy habits of 26,500 people across the nation.

Launch of the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council’s Guide on Procurement of Construction Products (Speeches)

1 September 2014

Mr Baldwin  launched the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council’s Guide on Procurement of Construction Products.

New building and construction guidelines to protect homeowners (Media Releases)

1 September 2014

The national launch of new procurement guidelines for the construction and building sector today will help better protect householders from faulty materials and products and help ensure peace of mind about one of their most significant investments – their home.