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2013 Federal Election

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News and features

Australian Synchrotron logoWorld's widest X-ray beam opens at Australia's Synchrotron

A new $25 million Imaging and Medical Beamline at the Australian Synchrotron will enable live imaging at incredibly high-resolution inside the human body and facilitate exciting new research and diagnostics. 

Metrological scanning nanomicroscope, image copyright National Measurement InstituteMicroscope an Australian first 

A new microscope that enables scientists and industry to measure materials and structures a million times smaller than a grain of sand is now in operation at the National Measurement Institute (NMI) in Sydney.  

Square Kilometre Array radio telescope dishesNew telescope takes us a step closer to the Big Bang 

The world's most sensitive radio telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), came a step closer to reality today with its first precursor telescope officially starting observations of the Universe. 

Cover, Australia in the Asian Century white paper$36 m centre to support businesses in the Asian Century

Australia's small to medium-sized businesses will get the support they need to take up new opportunities in Asian markets under a new $36 million national investment unveiled today.



Monday, 5 August 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.
Monday, 5 August 2013

Cutting 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.
Monday, 5 August 2013

Helping 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).
Monday, 5 August 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.
Saturday, 3 August 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.


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