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”.
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”.
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.
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.
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester has announced a major study to identify priorities for General Aviation (GA) in the future.
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.
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.
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.
Federal Treasury has invited comment on a paper it has published on proposals to improve bankruptcy and insolvency laws.
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.
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.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says Australia should consider entering the nuclear industry.
After seizing the Liberal Party leadership from Tony Abbott, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has instituted one of the boldest ministerial reshuffles of recent times.
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.
The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to inquire into Australia’s intellectual property arrangements.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced a long-term plan for a strong naval shipbuilding industry centred on South Australia.
The Commonwealth Government has announced that it will base its $14 million Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre in Geelong.
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.
Regional tourism has been a big winner in the first funding allocations from the federal Government’s National Stronger Regions Fund.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Federal Government in April 2014 confirmed that the site for Sydney’s new airport will be Badgerys Creek, in Sydney’s west.
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.
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.
Lawyer and innovation expert David Miles has been appointed to lead the review of the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program.
The federal Government has released the mandatory port access code of conduct for bulk wheat exports.
Latest official figures on sea freight show that 49 million tonnes of coastal freight was loaded in 2012-13