Media Releases

Federal, state and territory resources and mining ministers have agreed to coordinate efforts to support the development of Australia’s critical minerals sector.

Joint media release with Minister for the Environment and Water the Hon Tanya Plibersek MP
Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic and Minister for the Environment and Water Tanya Plibersek have announced a new CSIRO-led water research mission on World Water Day.

The Government has appointed Professor Alex Brown as a part-time member of the CSIRO Board for five years commencing from 16 March. 

Joint media release with Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney MP
Australian university students will be given an opportunity to reach for the stars, with a new internship program supported by the Australian Space Agency (ASA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

In a continuing sign of the close co-operation between Australia and the United States, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Bill Nelson and Deputy Administrator Pamela Melroy are visiting Australia this week.

Assistant Minister for Manufacturing and Trade Tim Ayres will launch a new report today which details how adopting a more nationally coordinated approach to rail procurement could help grow Australia’s rail industry.

With the release of new data and four new Mineral Potential Maps, the Australian Government is supporting exploration for minerals such as zinc and associated critical minerals including cobalt, gallium, and germanium for use in renewable technologies.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has moved from early adopting businesses with mature technology teams to become a rapidly growing priority across industries, a new report has found. But implementation remains complex. 

The Australian Government is backing National Science Week by providing $980,000 to the Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) to boost school participation in the event.

India and Australia have reached a major milestone in working towards investment in critical minerals projects to develop supply chains between the two countries.