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Minister Greg Combet


Future prosperity for Australian industry and working families relies on our ability to innovate, build our skills base, undertake research and development, and improve productivity. Taking action on climate change and driving investment in low emissions technologies will also support Australian jobs and diversify the Australian economy.


News and features

Automotive Leaders Dialogue

Representatives from the Australian, Victorian and South Australian Governments met with automotive industry leaders, including representatives from Holden, Toyota and Ford, component manufactures, industry associations and union leaders to discuss the future of Australia’s automotive industry.

Clean Energy Map

The Clean Energy Map is an online, map-based tool that brings together Australian Government initiatives that are helping shape Australia's clean energy transformation.

Investment in Clean Technology proves to be winning formula

The Gillard Government will bring forward $160 million in Clean Technology Investment Program funding to 2014-15 to increase manufacturing investment and boost productivity and competitiveness.

A Plan for Australian Jobs cover imageGillard Government's $1 billion Jobs Plan

A $1 billion investment in boosting Australian innovation, productivity and competitiveness will generate business opportunities and economic growth for the future, as part of the Gillard Government’s plan to support and create jobs.





Wednesday, 26 June 2013

IP reforms to improve social return on innovation

The Gillard Government has taken a further step towards strengthening Australia’s intellectual property system with the passage of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill 2013 through the House of Representatives today.
Wednesday, 26 June 2013

President Obama announces new Climate Action Plan

President Barack Obama announced today a new Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution, a move which shows the world’s biggest economy is serious about tackling climate change.


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