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Minister Kim Carr


The innovation portfolio is about making Australia richer, fairer and greener.

Innovation is at the core of the Australian Government's efforts to build a broad based and sustainable economy and to create high-wage, high-skill jobs for Australians.

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R&D Tax IncentiveR&D Tax Incentive all set to support Australian businesses

Information sessions, held across Australia in September and October, will help businesses learn how to access and best use the new R&D Tax Incentive to drive the development of new ideas, products and processes.

Senator Kim CarrMessage from the Minister  

 Senator Kim Carr thanks all those he has worked with over the past four years as Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.



Cover art for Tomorrow: Quality jobs - Australia's future

Tomorrow: Quality jobs - Australia's future

Australian manufacturing is retooling and reskilling to provide Australian jobs for tomorrow. Read more in Tomorrow: Quality jobs - Australia's future [PDF 1.65MB]. 

Fuel dispenser being tested in the EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) chamber.

Under the microscope

Without the National Measurement Institute (NMI), there would be no accurate way for customers or businesses to know they’re getting a fair deal. Buy a kilo of potatoes or a litre of fuel, and you put your trust in the system the Institute upholds.


Senator the Hon Kim Carr Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

The innovation portfolio is committed to creating high-wage, high-skill jobs by transforming existing industries and establishing new ones.


Tuesday, 13 December 2011


Senator Kim Carr expresses his thanks to all those he has worked with as Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research over the past four years.
Friday, 9 December 2011

Opening of the Advanced Technologies Centre at Swinburne University

It's always tremendous to be able to celebrate success, and to share with you the pleasure that comes from providing these types of facilities to our best and brightest.
Friday, 9 December 2011

The Australian Innovation Challenge Awards

One of the great joys of this job is meeting people who are so enthusiastic and optimistic about taking on a challenge.
Friday, 9 December 2011


Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr launched the new Youth and Wellbeing Cooperative Research Centre.
Friday, 9 December 2011


Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Innovation Minister Senator Kim Carr today announced a new $249 million package designed to help Australian industries become more competitive and create new job opportunities.
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