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Australia increases global competitiveness ranking
9 Sep 2009
Australia’s ranking in global competitiveness has improved over the last year. Australia’s new ranking – at 15th – puts it ahead of European countries such as France and Italy.
Australia boosts innovation funding
14 Aug 2009
The Australian Government has boosted funding for collaborative research and innovation with a $243 million grant. The funding is part of the government’s Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) program.
Less red tape and compliance costs for Investors
5 Aug 2009
The Australian Government has announced measures to streamline Australia’s foreign investment regime which will cut red tape and compliance costs and improve Australia’s competitiveness as a place to invest.
Australian researchers make cancer discovery
4 Aug 2009
Scientists from the Victorian Breast Cancer Research Consortium at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research have discovered that luminal progenitor cells are the likely source of basal-like breast tumors.
Australian scientists develop malaria vaccine
31 Jul 2009
Scientists at Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research have developed the world’s first genetically-modified strain of the malaria parasite to be used as a live vaccine against this disease.
Major Australian Government funding for research and innovation
21 Jul 2009
The Australian Government has announced a funding allocation of $8.6 billion during 2009-10 for research and innovation – up 25 per cent on the previous year.
Australia to stage Trade 2020 forums
16 Jul 2009
The Australian Minister for Trade, Simon Crean, has announced Trade 2020, a series of high-level forums to generate ideas and vision for Australia’s ongoing commercial engagement with the world.
Australian cities in Top Ten for business travel
8 Jul 2009
Australian cities, Adelaide and Perth, have been rated in the Top Ten in the world for business travel, the Economist Intelligence Unit has reported.
Australia signs tax treaty with New Zealand
2 Jul 2009
The Australian Government has signed a new tax treaty with New Zealand. The Australian Minister for Trade, Simon Crean, said that Australia and New Zealand continue to strengthen their economic links and move towards an integrated trans-Tasman econom ...
Australian researchers make cancer breakthrough
30 Jun 2009
Researchers in Sydney have developed a way to overcome drug resistance in tumors, the prestigious medical journal Nature Bioechnology has reported.

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