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A$26 million for development of advanced quantum computing
12 Feb 2016
The Australian Government recently announced an investment of A$26 million over five years to support the development of advanced quantum computing in Australia.
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2016 Benchmark Report: Australia – 25 years of consecutive growth
8 Feb 2016
Australia’s 2016 Benchmark Report has just been released – and the figures are both excellent and heartening.
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Canadian oil and gas software maker opens in Australia
5 Feb 2016
Energy Navigator, the Canadian oil and gas software maker, has opened an office in Brisbane to support its clients in Australia and around the Asia-Pacific region.
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Speciality chemicals conglomerate opens blending and storage facility in Western Australia
4 Feb 2016
The multi-national speciality chemicals conglomerate, Clariant, has opened a blending and storage facility in Karratha, Western Australia.
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International JV ships first liquefied natural gas from Queensland
3 Feb 2016
The international JV, Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG), has shipped its first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Curtis Island, near Gladstone in Queensland.
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A$250 million Biomedical Translation Fund to bridge gap between commercialisation and research
22 Jan 2016
The A$250 million Biomedical Translation Fund, announced by the Australian Government in late 2015, will invest in promising biomedical discoveries, help bridge the gap between research and commercial ...
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US$2 billion invested in North West Shelf
21 Jan 2016
A multi-national joint venture has been given the go-ahead for a US$2 billion investment in a subsea development at the North West Shelf Project, located about 125 kilometres north-west of Karratha of ...
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US investment in Queensland agri-tech
20 Jan 2016
The United States private equity firm, Paine & Partners, has invested in a majority stake in Queensland bio-pest control company, AgBiTech.
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A$30 million funding for industry-led Cyber Security Growth Centre
19 Jan 2016
Cyber security is crucial for everyone in today’s digital world. The cyber security market reflects this need: currently worth around US$71 billion worldwide, it is growing at the rate of eight per ce ...
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Canadian pension fund invests in Australian beef stations
13 Jan 2016
Canada’s largest pension fund, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, has invested in a third large cattle property in Queensland.
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Industry and university collaborate on use of rare metal in aerospace parts
12 Jan 2016
The United States’ Universal Alloy Corporation, a global leader in the manufacture of aerospace products, has joined with Australia’s Clean TeQ Holdings and Deakin University to collaborate in researc ...
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Pilot vaccine facility opened in Victoria
23 Dec 2015
Global pharmaceutical giant, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), has opened a pilot vaccine facility in Boronia, Victoria, which uses ground-breaking new technology for the delivery of vaccines.
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Private sector expressions of interest for Northern Australia Roads
15 Dec 2015
The Australian Government has invited private sector expressions of interest for the A$600 million Northern Australia Roads Programme.
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Australia invests in the future
14 Dec 2015
Australia is investing in the future with a far-reaching A$1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda announced by the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 7 December 2015.
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Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine launched
7 Dec 2015
The Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM) was officially launched on November 30 by the Simon Birmingham, the Minister for Education and Training.
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Rio Tinto investing $1.9 billion to develop bauxite project in Northern Australia
4 Dec 2015
The UK-based global mining group, Rio Tinto, is investing US$1.9 billion to develop the Amrun bauxite project in Northern Australia.
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Energy infrastructure group wins bid for Northern Australia gas pipeline
3 Dec 2015
The energy infrastructure company, Jemena, has won a competitive bid to build and operate the North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI) in Australia’s north.
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State transmission grid lease for A$10.258 billion
2 Dec 2015
The New South Wales government has announced the 99-year lease of the high-voltage electricity transmission asset, TransGrid, for an investment of A$10.258 billion.
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CSIRO opens innovation centre for 3D printing
25 Nov 2015
The Australian Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Christopher Pyne, has officially opened the A$6 million CSIRO Innovation Centre – called Lab 22 – which provides affordable access to meta ...
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Australian and Chinese universities invest in Joint Innovation Hub
24 Nov 2015
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia and the Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in China are to establish a Joint Innovation Hub in Advanced Materials for the Space Age.
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