Media Releases

The Australian Government has approved the first two new offshore greenhouse gas storage areas since 2014, providing Australian industry with new opportunities for carbon capture and storage and helping Australia to achieve its target to lower emissions by 43 per cent by 2030.

Solutions to the national shortage of skilled labour and building back Australia’s industrial base will be high on the agenda for the Assistant Manufacturing Minister Tim Ayres who will chair a special Jobs and Skills Roundtable for Australian Heavy Industry today.

The Australian Government is putting Australia at the forefront of critical technologies, opening consultation on how best to harness and manage these in our national interest. 

The Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism (ADGSM) has been formally extended to 2030, ensuring the Government can use the mechanism to safeguard domestic gas supplies.

Joint media release with Prime Minister the Hon Anthony Albanese, Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews, Minister for Health the Hon Mark Butler MP and
Victorian Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy Jaala Pulford MP

Onshore manufacturing of life-saving mRNA vaccines took a major step forward today, with the Australian Government, Moderna and the Victorian Government finalising all arrangements for the 10-year partnership.

The Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon Ed Husic MP, will host a series of roundtables this week with industry leaders to discuss the economic and employment challenges they face, particularly the national shortage of skilled labour.

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Madeleine King has hosted a roundtable on jobs and skills in the mining sector and urged the industry to do more to encourage women to have careers in the resources sector.

Australian biomedical innovations are receiving an extra boost as Australia’s national science agency CSIRO contributes to filling in the ‘missing link’ in our vaccine and pharmaceutical pipeline. 

Australia has the right ingredients to become a global hydrogen superpower, according to new data from the Australian Government’s Exploring for the Future program. 

Geoscience Australia will kick off a three-day virtual showcase today that is set to highlight the crucial role of Australian Government science in unlocking our low-emissions future.