Industry Policy

October 2017

Information Paper released ahead of Digital Economy Strategy – October 2017

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Trade and industry, Industry Policy,

The Australian Government will develop a new Digital Economy Strategy, described by the Industry Minister Arthur Sinodinos as “a forward-looking plan to maximise the potential of digital technology to improve the nation’s productivity and competitiveness, while minimising its negative effects”.

July 2017

Government orders review of Australian space industry capability – July 2017

Filed under: Trade and industry, Industry Policy,

The federal Government has commissioned a review of Australia’s space industry capability to develop a long-term plan to grow what it calls “this important and exciting sector”.

April 2017

Government releases new National Science Statement – April 2017

Filed under: Trade and industry, Industry Policy,

The federal Government has released a new National Science Statement, which emphasises the long-term importance of science to the nation’s economy and society.

December 2016

Government gets key IR bill victory in messy year-end – December 2016

Filed under: Politics, Australian Politics, Trade and industry, Industry Policy,

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull did his best to depict the passage of the Coalition’s industrial relations legislation as a morale-boosting end to the parliamentary year.

November 2016

General aviation priorities under review – November 2016

Filed under: Trade and industry, Industry Policy, Infrastructure,

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester has announced a major study to identify priorities for General Aviation (GA) in the future.

Government backs medical technology innovation – November 2016

Filed under: Social and Community, Health, Trade and industry, Industry Policy,

The federal Government is investing $7.4 million over two years in dollar-matched, industry-led projects to boost competitiveness and productivity in the medical technology and pharmaceutical sectors.

October 2016

Review recommends refocussing R&D incentives on ‘R&D intensive’ businesses – October 2016

Filed under: Economy and Finance, Tax, Employment and Education, Research, Trade and industry,

The Government is seeking feedback from Australia’s research and development (R&D) community, businesses and industry groups and other stakeholders on the findings of the R&D Tax Incentive Review, released by Industry Minister Greg Hunt.

Overseas experience added to Innovation and Science Australia board – October 2016

Filed under: Trade and industry, Industry Policy,

The Government has added international experience to the board of Innovation Australia, appointing two overseas members to provide their perspective on the nation’s innovation and science agenda.

May 2016

Consultations on change to bankruptcy laws – May 2016

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industry Policy,

Federal Treasury has invited comment on a paper it has published on proposals to improve bankruptcy and insolvency laws.

December 2015

Government reviewing civil space industry policy – November 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industry Policy,

Industry Minister Christopher Pyne says the Government is reviewing legislation governing civil space activities in Australia to ensure it appropriately balances Australia’s international obligations with encouraging industry innovation and entrepreneurship.

November 2015

Policy debate will require specifics soon – November 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Economy, Tax, Education, Competition,

At present Malcolm Turnbull’s national leadership is riding a tide of enthusiasm and relief that at last Australia can have a sensible and wide-ranging discussion about the nation’s and economy’s future.

Turnbull says Australia could have role in nuclear fuel cycle – November 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Energy, Industry Policy, Environment,

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Australia should consider entering the nuclear industry.

September 2015

Leadership change brings cleanout but troubles conservatives – September 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Opinion Polls, Tax, Industry Policy,

After seizing the Liberal Party leadership from Tony Abbott, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has instituted one of the boldest ministerial reshuffles of recent times.

2013 election Cadbury factory funding redirected in Tasmania – September 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industry Policy,

Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the Commonwealth Government will work with the Tasmanian Government to boost Tasmanian’s productivity and economy through a new jobs and investment fund.

August 2015

Productivity Commission to review Australia’s IP regime – August 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industry Policy,

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to inquire into Australia’s intellectual property arrangements.

Government announces frigates and patrol boats for South Australia – August 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industry Policy,

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced a long-term plan for a strong naval shipbuilding industry centred on South Australia.

Government announces Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Geelong – August 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industry Policy,

The Commonwealth Government has announced that it will base its $14 million Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre in Geelong.

July 2015

New ‘country of origin’ labelling to start in 2016 – July 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industry Policy,

The federal Government has launched a new system of country-of-origin food labelling, saying consumers will benefit from clearer, simpler information about where products come from.

June 2015

Regional funding announced - June

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industry Policy,

Regional tourism has been a big winner in the first funding allocations from the federal Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund.

April 2015

Australia changes cockpit safety after Germanwings crash – April 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industry Policy,

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development Warren Truss has announced that Australia’s domestic and international airlines will strengthen their cockpit safety and security requirements.

March 2015

Government ignores PC to extend Tasmanian freight subsidy – March 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industry Policy,

The Commonwealth Government has announced a $203 million expansion to the Tasmanian Freight Equalisation Scheme, saying it will strengthen business, investment and jobs in the State.

Retreat on motor subsidy mired in confusion – March 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industrial Relations, Industry Policy,

The federal Government has restored subsidies to the key car makers –Toyota , Ford and Holden – which are in the process of phasing out their Australian manufacturing operations.

February 2015

Government unveils industry and innovation agenda – February 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industry Policy,

The Commonwealth Government in September 2014 announced that it will invest $188.5 million in Industry Growth Centres to pursue global excellence in areas of competitive strength.

Negotiations begin on Badgerys Creek Airport – February 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industry Policy, Infrastructure,

Consultation between the Australian Government and Sydney Airport Group on developing an airport proposal for a western Sydney airport at Badgerys Creek formally began in October 2014, the Federal Government announced.

Government announces Badgerys Creek airport decision – February 2015

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industry Policy, Infrastructure,

The Federal Government in April 2014 confirmed that the site for Sydney’s new airport will be Badgerys Creek, in Sydney’s west.

October 2014

Government unveils industry and innovation agenda - October 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industry Policy,

The Commonwealth Government has announced that it will invest $188.5 million in Industry Growth Centres to pursue global excellence in areas of competitive strength.

Technology forecast to have big impact on travel practices and security - October 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industry Policy,

A new report on the Transport Security Outlook to 2025 says new technologies such as remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) are forecast to have an increasing presence during this period.

September 2014

CRC program to be reviewed - September 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industry Policy,

Lawyer and innovation expert David Miles has been appointed to lead the review of the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program.

New port access code for wheat from 1 October - September 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industry Policy,

The federal Government has released the mandatory port access code of conduct for bulk wheat exports.

Minister attacks coastal freight inefficiencies - September 2014

Filed under: Australian Politics, Industry Policy,

Latest official figures on sea freight show that 49 million tonnes of coastal freight was loaded in 2012-13

Page 1 of 2 - 1 2 >