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The Hon Christopher Pyne MP was sworn in as Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science on 21 September 2015.

The Federal Government welcomes today’s announcement by Oz Minerals of further investment in its proposed Carapateena copper project and in a Concentrate Treatment Plant at Whyalla.

Today’s announcement by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership with Singapore will strengthen the relationship between the two countries, growing our scientific and innovation collaboration, as well as building defence and trade links.

Geelong’s Phoenix Fabrication and Welding Pty Ltd will receive a $159,091 grant to expand its manufacturing facilities and create seven new jobs in fabrication, sheet metal work and hydraulic fitting.

Two new initiatives designed to make investment in Australian start-ups more attractive will be in place for the 2016-17 financial year after passing the Senate today.

The 2016-17 Budget will commit vital funding to support science in action which will in turn support Australia’s successfully transitioning economy.

The Australian Government will launch a nationally coordinated approach to eradicating Australia’s worst freshwater aquatic pest, the common carp, through a $15 million National Carp Control Plan contained in this year’s budget.

Australia has overnight been approved as a member of the Generation IV International Forum (GIF), a co‑operative international endeavour, joining 12 other nations and the European Union to work together on long‑term research on advanced nuclear technologies.

The Turnbull Government will establish a landing pad for Australian startups in Berlin, a leading source of global innovation and disruptive technology.

CSIRO’s announcement of a new Climate Science Centre in Hobart, including guaranteed research capability for ten years, will help secure Australia’s capability to understand and project future climate.

Local steel manufacturers have a greater opportunity to compete on a level playing field after the Government accepted two Anti-Dumping Commission recommendations to impose dumping duties on Chinese-made steel reinforcing bar and rod in coil imported into Australia.

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