University’s partnership proves Agenda’s strengths

A strategic partnership for manufacturing and R&D between the University of Adelaide and Trajan Scientific and Medical shows how research institutions and manufacturers can work together to power the National Innovation and Science Agenda’s ideas boom. Scientists from the University’s Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing and the School of Physical Sciences will work with…

Education and Training a Focus for Innovation Agenda

An ongoing commitment to national research infrastructure, a focus on taking Australia’s world class research from lab to everyday life and additional support to encourage Australian students to embrace the digital age earlier in life are cornerstones of the Turnbull Government’s innovation agenda. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said high quality research…

Capitalising on Australian research excellence

The release of the Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research 2015 results highlight continued improvement in the high-quality and world-class standard of Australian university research. The Turnbull Government is committed to enhancing Australia’s excellence in research as part of its innovation agenda – with a particular focus on the commercialisation of research to take it…

Research review calls for boost to commercial returns on research

A national review of research policy and funding has called for a greater focus on promoting collaboration between universities and business so that research results in innovative commercial outcomes and greater economic returns.  Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham today released the Review of Research Policy and Funding Arrangements report. Minister Birmingham said…

Inclusion matters in education for students with disability

Supporting teachers to better meet the needs of students with disability will be a focus for the Turnbull Government’s response to the 2015 Review of the Disability Standards for Education 2005. Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham today released the report, and the Turnbull Government’s initial response to recommendations, to coincide with International…

2015 NAPLAN National Report

The 2015 NAPLAN National Report released today shows while there are some areas of improvement in student literacy and numeracy outcomes we can and must do better. The Turnbull Government is committed to improving the literacy and numeracy outcomes for school students throughout Australia. Without these key foundation skills students face challenges in successfully progressing…