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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May 21, 2018 | Media Releases

Public Consultation Commences on Australia’s Measurement Laws

Australians are being asked for their views on how to modernise the national measurement system as part of the Australian Government’s measurement law review. The Australian Government has marked World Metrology Day with the release of a discussion paper seeking views on how to modernise the national measurement system. The Scope of Australia’s Measurement Law discussion paper represents the first …

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May 21, 2018 | Media Releases

Celebrating Australian Excellence in Measurement Research

University of Adelaide’s Professor Derek Abbott has been awarded the 2018 Barry Inglis Prize for excellence in measurement research by the Australian Government’s National Measurement Institute (NMI). Professor Abbott’s research has advanced the fundamental understanding of electromagnetic spectrum between microwaves and infrared, with a range of potential applications such as cancer detection, customized medicine, and quality control of pharmaceuticals. For …

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March 27, 2018 | Media Releases

STEM program sets ACT preschoolers for jobs of the future

Preschoolers in the ACT are set for a science and maths skills boost as part of a new Coalition Government program. Backed by $6 million from the Coalition Government and developed by the University of Canberra, the Early Learning STEM Australia (ELSA) pilot will run at five pre-schools across the ACT. Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja said engagement with …

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March 13, 2018 | Media Releases

Government Initiative Fast Tracks Fairfax Manufacturer’s Development

Fairfax Liberal MP Ted O’Brien welcomed the Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation, Senator the Hon Zed Seselja to visit a local manufacturer of innovative medical equipment on the Sunshine Coast. Smartline Machinery is a Sunshine Coast based manufacturer beginning to transition from traditional medical cabinet production to manufacturing digitally enabled cabinets and supportive software. The cabinets are used …

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February 23, 2018 | Media Releases

Joint Media Release: Annual Search for Top Scientists and STEM Teachers Begins

Nominations for Australia’s most prestigious science awards, the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science are now open. In calling for nominations the Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Michaelia Cash said the prizes celebrated the achievements and successes of Australian scientists, teachers and innovators in Australia and abroad. “These awards recognise the extraordinary contribution that Australia’s scientists and science teachers make to …

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