July 26, 2018 | Media Releases

RESEARCH TO BENEFIT TROPICAL AGRICULTURE

Farmers who grow some of Australia’s favourite foods will benefit from Commonwealth funding for research into eco-friendly fertiliser technology announced today. Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja, announced today that the Eco-Friendly Fertilisers for Sustainable Farming Project has received $1.8 million in the fifth round of the Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) Program, and is backed by …

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July 26, 2018 | Media Releases

BRISBANE RESEARCHERS LEAD HIGH-TECH PROJECTS

Predicting treatment responses in cancer patients and using artificial intelligence to ensure accurate radiology reporting are on track to become a reality with the assistance of Commonwealth funding, announced Assistant Minster for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja, and Federal Member for Brisbane, Trevor Evans, today. Lead by Max Kelsen Pty Ltd, the Artificial Intelligence and Genomics to Predict Cancer …

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July 26, 2018 | Media Releases

FIGHTING FIRE WITH SCIENCE

Highly flammable building construction materials and toxic flame retardants commonly found in furniture are set to be made redundant by eco-friendly, non-toxic, durable flame retardants developed with the assistance of Commonwealth funding, announced Assistant Minster for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja, at UNSW Sydney today. The Development of an Advanced Fire Retardant for Polymers and Textiles Project will receive …

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July 26, 2018 | Media Releases

SOVEREIGN LAUNCH RESEARCH SET TO TAKE OFF

Launching satellites could soon become a reality in Australia with Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja, today announcing Government support for Australian based research into rocket propulsion technology. The Responsive Access to Space project will receive almost $3 million under the fifth round of the Cooperative Research Centre Projects (CRC-P) Program, and has attracted in excess of …

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July 3, 2018 | Media Releases

Food Labels Provide More Clarity for Consumers

Australian consumers will now have more clarity and less confusion about the food products they buy. Consumers will now be able to look to the familiar kangaroo symbol for clear and accurate information on if the food was made, grown, produced or packed in Australia, or in another country, with the new country of origin labelling requirements for food now …

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June 21, 2018 | Media Releases

Lower, Fairer and Simpler Taxes Delivered for Working Australians in the ACT

The Coalition Government has delivered income tax relief for all Australian workers. In passing our Personal Income Tax plan through the Parliament, the Government has ensured all Australians paying tax will be better off. They will be paying less tax, and will be rewarded for their hard work, both now and into the future. “Taxes in Australia will now be …

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June 21, 2018 | Media Releases

Woden Next Town Centre to Benefit from Commonwealth Investment

Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Zed Seselja, announced Woden is about to receive an economic boost with work on IP Australia’s $40 million building refurbishment commencing this week. The upgrades will provide a modern and efficient working environment for IP Australia, with approximately 1,000 staff at its Discovery House headquarters in Woden. The contemporary office fit-out will be …

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June 14, 2018 | Media Releases

Local Businesses on Show in Paris

From specialising in ballistic plates and digital targeting through to remote weapons systems, local businesses XTEK and EOS Defence Systems will have the chance to make valuable connections in the European market as they showcase their products at the 2018 Eurosatory Tradeshow in Paris. XTEK and EOS Defence Systems will travel to Paris, France as part of Team Defence Australia …

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June 13, 2018 | Media Releases

Helping Australia’s Food Industry Go Digital

An industry-led Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) launched today is helping Australia’s farmers, food producers and food industry businesses embrace digital technologies to improve their productivity, strengthen their branding and create new jobs and export opportunities. Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja launched the Food Agility CRC this morning, which brings together 54 participants from food, technology and …

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June 13, 2018 | Media Releases

Significant Defence Investment in the ACT

The Australian Capital Territory continues to play an important part in the defence of our nation. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Liberal Senator for the Australian Capital Territory, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja, welcomed the significant investment that Defence will make in the ACT during 2018-19. The existing Health Centre at the Royal Military College at …

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