2017 Biggest Survey

28 JUNE 2017

If you could fix one thing in your local community what would it be? This is your chance to have a say on important subjects like job creation, national security, education and health with my Biggest Survey hitting letterboxes this week!

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Key milestone for Tourle Street and Cormorant Road Duplication

30 MAY 2017

  • Cormorant Road traffic diverted onto newly built section of road, with Tourle Street traffic to also be switched
  • Change marks major milestone in $103.8 million project to improve safety and freight efficiency
  • Project on track for completion in late 2018
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New funding grants for Paterson Men’s Sheds

22 MAY 2017

The Turnbull Government is providing funding for three Paterson Men’s Sheds – Raymond Terrace, Salamander, and the 2322 Men's Shed in Beresfield – to help provide important tools, equipment and training. Read More


Giving back to our volunteers in Newcastle

1 MAY 2017

Volunteers in Newcastle are among nearly 100,000 across Australia benefiting from $10 million in Australian Government grants to support community organisations. Read More


Record Federal Funding for Legal Assistance Sector

24 APRIL 2017

Senator the Hon. Arthur Sinodinos AO today welcomed the further injection of funding by the Coalition Government into the legal assistance sector as part of the 2017-18 budget.

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Newcastle school to boost digital literacy skills

21 APRIL 2017

Callaghan College’s Waratah and Wallsend campuses in Newcastle are set to see staff and students learning to design ecological housing using a Minecraft virtual reality platform as part of a nation-wide digital literacy program organised by the Turnbull Government.

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Dobell Safer Communities

21 APRIL 2017

The Coalition Government is delivering on our election commitments in Dobell under the Safer Communities Fund to boost community safety across Australia. Read More


Grant bounces innovative SA auto firm into global defence market

13 APRIL 2017

Magill-based Supashock will receive a $468,887 commercialisation grant under the Entrepreneurs’ Programme to develop its dynamic suspension technology for armoured and protected defence vehicles produced by a major German manufacturer.

Supashock will work with German military vehicle builder Rheinmetall Defence to adapt its innovative range of suspension products for installation on the vehicles it produces for the world market.
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Super Dots put young Australian scientist in the running for APEC science prize.

12 APRIL 2017

An exceptional young scientist working on new and advanced materials is Australia’s nominee for a prestigious Asia-Pacific region science prize.

I am delighted that Professor Dayong Jin from the University of Technology Sydney will represent Australia in the US$25,000 APEC Science Prize for Innovation, Research and Education (ASPIRE), for his work in optoelectronic engineering.
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Charmhaven Park upgrade

11 APRIL 2017

The Liberal Government is delivering important local infrastructure with the Charmhaven Park upgrade, encouraging active and healthy lifestyles. Read More


Australia is patently good at advanced manufacturing

11 APRIL 2017

A new report on patent activity highlights Australia’s positive global ranking in advanced manufacturing patent applications, showing healthy levels of innovation within the sector.

Patents for new products, processes and technologies are a useful indicator of innovation performance within an industry.
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$8.69 million to help Australian businesses boost global collaboration

10 APRIL 2017

Today under the Global Innovation Linkages programme I announce $8.69 million in funding to nine Australian businesses and research organisations over the next four years to collaborate with global partners on strategically-focused, leading-edge research and development projects. Read More


Newcastle Drug Action Team

3 APRIL 2017

Community groups in Newcastle are joining forces under a Turnbull Government plan to deliver targeted local action to help tackle drug use and addiction.
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New abilities to enhance cancer research at the Australian Synchrotron

31 MARCH 2017

It gave me great pleasure to today unveil the newest research tool that Australian scientists and researchers have in the fight against cancer.

The Australian Synchrotron’s new multi-million dollar Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Detector will fast-track new and better ways of responding to cancer, by enabling researchers to more than double their outputs and gain answers to their questions sooner.
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Millions in funding helps Australian businesses tap into markets

30 MARCH 2017

I’m delighted to announce $7.4 million is being offered to15 Australian businesses to help get their new products and services into the marketplace.

These include technologies to better diagnose sporting concussions and neurological diseases, automated production processes for plant nurseries, and a prefabricated, portable solar array to make building solar systems cheaper and faster.
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Statement on meeting with gas and energy users

27 MARCH 2017

Some of Australia's largest industrial gas and energy users today explained to the Australian Government first-hand how the cost pressures from rising gas prices are threatening their businesses and the jobs of their employees. Read More


Dialogue to strengthen innovation ties between Australia and China

24 MARCH 2017

A range of crucial industry sectors are set to benefit from a formal ‘Dialogue on Innovation’ between Australia and China that will bolster collaboration on innovation between the two nations. Read More


Government unveils long-term commitment to science and research

22 MARCH 2017

The Australian Government has unveiled its new National Science Statement, which emphasises the long term importance of science to the nation’s economy and society. Read More


Parliamentarians pay tribute to the role of science in Australia

21 MARCH 2017

Science meets Parliament, which begins today, is a wonderful opportunity for parliamentarians to show their respect for the science community and the role it plays in shaping our nation. Read More


Marine Industries Contribute $74 Billion to Australia’s Economy

17 MARCH 2017

Australia’s so called ‘blue economy’ has made a significant contribution to the nation’s prosperity and is increasingly recognised around the world as a high value, high potential growth sector. Read More

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