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Media Releases

5/08/2013Helping auto suppliers diversify and thrive
Australian automotive suppliers have today been awarded grants totalling $7.3 million through Round 2 of the joint Australian, Victorian and South Australian Governments’ Automotive New Markets Program (ANMP).

5/08/2013$200m in funding and 100% Australian-made fleet target to boost sale of locally made cars
The Australian Government today announced additional measures to ensure Australia’s automotive manufacturing sector has a strong future and continues to provide high-skill, high-wage jobs for Australians.

5/08/2013Cutting red tape for unis and driving quality
The Australian Government has today released a major review examining how red tape can be reduced for universities while also supporting the quality and excellence of Australia’s world class university system.

5/08/2013$123m investment in Toyota Australia's future
Toyota Australia will make a critical $123 million investment in its local manufacturing operations with the support of a co investment package from the Australian and Victorian Governments.

3/08/2013$16m fund opens for Tasmania's hard wood plantations
From today businesses in Tasmania can apply for up to $16 million in Australian Government funding for projects to utilise Tasmania’s hardwood plantation timber resources, helping the State’s traditional forestry industry to become more sustainable.

2/08/2013Critical research infrastructure guidelines released
Guidelines to renew the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) under a $185.9 million 2013-14 budget initiative have been released for public information.

1/08/2013$37m Sea Simulator opens in Townsville
A new, $37 million experimental sea simulator will enable Australian scientists to recreate ocean conditions and study how both human activities and natural events will affect our marine environment in the future.

31/07/2013Nation's most powerful computer switched on at ANU
Australia’s most powerful supercomputer, which also ranks as one of the largest in the world will enable scientists to gain new and valuable insights into issues of pressing national importance like climate change, water management and earth science.

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