Media Releases

The Morrison Government has reappointed Mr Justin Punch as Chair of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) board and reappointed Ms Anna Matysek and Mr John Hirjee as members of the board for a further two-year term concluding in July 2024.

Joint media release with the Minister for Finance the Hon Simon Birmingham

Joint media release with Acting Minister for Education and Youth the Hon Stuart Robert MP

The Morrison Government has launched the 2021 National Research Infrastructure (NRI) Roadmap and will invest $900 million over five years on the tools, technology and skills to make Australian research even more globally competitive.

The Morrison Government is taking action to safeguard the delivery of affordable, reliable power for consumers through a proposed change to energy laws to require energy companies to give a longer period of notice for the closure of electricity generators.

The Morrison Government is supporting critical energy infrastructure to ensure continued reliability of the national energy grid so Australian households, businesses and industry can continue to enjoy low energy prices. 

The Morrison Government is helping Australia’s science and technology sectors to increase expertise and expand global cooperation through the $60.2 million Global Science and Technology Diplomacy Fund. 

Minister for Resources and Water, Keith Pitt, has welcomed the announcement from Woodside that it has received key primary state and federal approvals for its Scarborough Joint Venture off Western Australia.

Australia and the United States have agreed to work together on enhancing Earth observation from space, further securing the data that is central to our everyday lives and driving growth in our local space sector. 

Joint media release with the Member for Gippsland the Hon Darren Chester MP

“The Morrison Government is getting on with creating an offshore wind industry and today has announced the Bass Strait off Gippsland as Australia’s first priority area to be assessed for suitability for offshore wind developments,” Assistant Minister to the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction Tim Wilson said.

Minister for Resources and Water, Keith Pitt, today welcomed a significant step towards the development of a major new Australian oil project off Western Australia.