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.
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.
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.