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24/01/2013
Workshops to help TCF small businesses apply for funding
Free workshops across Australia are being held to help small businesses in the textile, clothing and footwear industries apply for Australian Government grants of up to $50,000.

11/01/2013
Mark Dreyfus to say G'day USA
Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, and Industry and Innovation, Mark Dreyfus, will visit the United States next week to highlight the best of Australian innovation, tourism and produce.

4/12/2012
Delivering a fair deal for manufacturing in Isaacs
Around 12,000 local workers will benefit from the Gillard Labor Government’s reforms to strengthen manufacturing as a result of new anti-dumping laws.

21/11/2012
Australia's most energy efficient televisions win national awards as companies race to innovate household appliances
Samsung and LG have won national awards for manufacturing the most energy efficient flat screen televisions available in Australia.

14/11/2012
Clean energy powering ahead in Queensland with new M90 battery to store solar and wind energy
Queensland technology company, RedFlow Ltd, is today launching a highly innovative renewable energy battery storage system – the M90 – at the University of Queensland’s St Lucia campus.

8/11/2012
Capturing Australia's public research through collaboration
A report by the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property (ACIP) on the role intellectual property (IP) plays in public and private collaborations has recommended important initiatives to drive innovation.

15/10/2012
Review of Pharmaceutical Patents
The Australian Government has commissioned an expert panel to review the appropriateness of the extension arrangements for pharmaceutical patents.

5/10/2012
Energy efficient 'enLightened' innovator wins 2012 Clean Tech competition
A low cost, LED lighting design which provides energy savings of up to 93 per cent has won the 2012 Australian Clean Technologies Competition.

24/09/2012
Public consultation on innovation patents
The Government is considering tough new standards for innovation patents in order to discourage large companies from abusing the IP system.

21/09/2012
Public consultation for Raising the Bar regulations
The public is invited to comment on draft regulations which provide the important detail of reforms under the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Raising the Bar) Act 2012. The Act was passed by Parliament in March this year.

3/09/2012
North Bayswater manufacturer invests half a million to cut carbon pollution and increase productivity
North Bayswater company Advatek has been awarded a $243,000 grant from the Australian Government’s $1 billion Clean Technology Investment Program.

17/08/2012
Saving lives in developing countries
A new scheme providing access to vital medicines to sufferers of HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other diseases in developing countries is being proposed in legislation intended to be introduced by the Federal Government later this year.

10/08/2012
Stronger patents help protect innovative Australian exporters
Innovative Australian exporters will have a better chance of protecting their technology overseas following the recent approval of stronger patent standards.

9/08/2012
Federal grant for Sydney semiconductor manufacturer to cut energy use, reduce pollution and save tens of thousands of dollars
Technology company, Silanna Semiconductor, has been awarded a Federal Government grant worth nearly a quarter of a million dollars to reduce its energy use and cut its carbon emissions intensity.

25/07/2012
Bakers get the dough and support the local economy
Tasmanian Bakeries will use a $700,000 grant from the Australian Government’s Tasmania Innovation and Investment Fund to expand its Hobart operations by 80% and employ 22 new staff.

4/07/2012
Geelong manufacturers invent the wheel and embrace opportunities for clean energy innovation
Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency, Industry & Innovation, Mark Dreyfus, launched a one-piece carbon fibre wheel - the CR9 - manufactured in Geelong by Carbon Revolution.

12/06/2012
IP reforms crack down on fake brands
Australians will soon have greater protection from fake brands masquerading as the real thing according to the Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Innovation, Mark Dreyfus.

18/05/2012
$20 million to encourage smarter energy use in small business
Small businesses in the hotel and tourism industries in North Queensland will receive tailor-made advice on how to improve energy efficiency with the awarding of more than $20 million in grants.

3/05/2012
Launch of 2012 Australian Clean Technologies Competition
Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Innovation, Mark Dreyfus, today announced the 2012 Australian Clean Technologies Competition open for nominations.

1/05/2012
Aussie researchers receive boost with IP reforms
Australian researchers now have the freedom to carry out research without the fear of being sued for patent infringement following the introduction of new laws, said the Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Innovation Mark Dreyfus.

20/03/2012
Business and Researchers - The big winners from IP reforms
Australia’s intellectual property system will be strengthened with new laws passing through Parliament today.

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