Government recovers $283 million from “shonky” child care operators

The Turnbull Government has taken unprecedented action to address rorting of government payments for child care, with stronger compliance measures stopping $283 million of taxpayer money going into the hands of “shonky” Family Day Care providers.  Minister for Education and Training Senator Simon Birmingham said the Government’s tough stance on child care compliance means a…

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…