Media Releases

The Minister for Industry and Science has welcomed publication of a report on Australia’s silicon industry, which suggests pathways to help the industry develop from mining and processing through to the manufacture and export of photo voltaic (PV) solar panels.

Federal Resources Minister Madeleine King will direct the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) to provide improved guidance to industry on consultation requirements following the Federal Court judgement in relation to the Barossa offshore gas development. 

The Australian Government will appoint an advocate to help deliver the National Rail Manufacturing Plan, which will help grow local manufacturing of safe, fast and sustainable rail.

Joint media release with Western Australia Deputy Premier Roger Cook
Construction is commencing on the world’s largest radio telescope today.

The Australian Government has released a discussion paper and opened public consultations on the future of Australia’s critical minerals industry and how the sector can grow to help Australia become a clean energy superpower.

Joint media release with the Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Minister for Finance, Senator Katy Gallagher
The Albanese Government has introduced legislation to Parliament to establish the $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund, a key election commitment.

Joint media release with Minister for Indigenous Australians the Hon Linda Burney MP.

The Australian Government has secured the ongoing rehabilitation of the Ranger uranium mine in the Northern Territory, and the gradual return of the site to the Mirarr Traditional Owners, with Parliament passing legislation to continue government oversight of the clean-up project.

Australia has its first female astronaut, with University of New South Wales alumna Dr Meganne Christian selected as part of the European Space Agency’s 2022 astronaut class.

Geoscience Australia has officially opened its new modern laboratory facilities, further strengthening the Government’s long-standing commitment to the sustainable development of Australia’s resources and a low emissions future.

The Albanese Government today announced the independent expert review panel for the Pathway to Diversity in STEM Review as well as the terms of reference.