Media Releases

Gas and electricity retailers will be required to notify customers of price changes at least five days before they take effect as a result of a new rule following a final determination made by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) today.

New grants will help Australian researchers and businesses work with counterparts in the Asia Pacific region on science projects, creating new opportunities and solutions to health, environmental and economic challenges.

The Australian Space Agency has today signed a statement of strategic intent with European manufacturing giant Airbus Defence and Space SAS, representing another step in growing the capability and competitiveness of Australia’s space sector.

This week I will visit Singapore to strengthen science, research and business links between both our nations, and build closer ties with Southeast Asia.

An innovative educational toolkit funded by the Coalition Government will encourage Australian girls to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Deep space exploration, Earth observation and debris tracking have been identified as key growth opportunities for Australia’s space sector in a CSIRO report launched at the 18th Australian Space Research Conference on the Gold Coast today.
 

Business and leisure travellers are set to benefit from the Federal Government’s approval of plans to develop a new hotel and conference facility in the Gold Coast Airport’s terminal precinct.

The Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, has launched a $20 million program that will help small and medium businesses grow, export and generate local Australian jobs.

New Coalition Government grants totalling $8 million will help partnerships between Australian research organisations and businesses to team up with international partners and commercialise research, creating new opportunities and jobs.

The Australian Government has appointed eminent astronomer, Professor Fred Watson AM, as Australia’s first Astronomer-at-large.