..

News

  • Written by Media Release



Today the Turnbull Government will hold the inaugural meeting of the Innovation and Science Committee of Cabinet, which is responsible for implementing the Government’s $1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA).

 

This is the first time a dedicated Cabinet Committee has been established by the Australian Government to oversee innovation and science, highlighting the critical importance of these issues to our economic prosperity.

 

Along with Australia’s recent free trade agreements and signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the Turnbull Government’s NISA is helping drive growth and prosperity, positioning Australia as a dynamic 21st century economy.

 

Establishing an Innovation and Science Committee of Cabinet delivers on an important commitment from the NISA and highlights the need to deliver important innovation and science reforms.

 

The Cabinet Committee will discuss progress in implementing the NISA’s 24 measures, including the first two landing pads in Silicon Valley and Tel Aviv to support Australian entrepreneurs expand into overseas markets.

 

The Committee will also discuss progress on delivering tax incentives for angel investors, making it easier for startups to attract early stage capital to grow their businesses. A new Entrepreneurs Visa, which helps companies attract talent from overseas, is up for discussion as well. Both initiatives are open for consultation.

 

The members of the Cabinet Committee, chaired by the Prime Minister, are Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Treasurer Scott Morrison, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Christopher Pyne (deputy chair), Health Minister Sussan Ley, Education Minister Simon Birmingham, Trade Minister Steven Ciobo, Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos, Assistant Cabinet Secretary Dr Peter Hendy MP, Assistant Minister for Science Karen Andrews and Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy.

Politics

George Neophytou - Don’t be taken for granted

George Neophytou George Neophytou, independent candidate for Gippsland East is concerned our electorate is being taken for granted. For too long Gippsland East has been the electorate that Labor...

Prime Minister's media conference at Glenelg

DOORSTOP WITH PREMIER OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA HON STEVEN MARSHALL MP, MINISTER FOR DEFENCE, THE HON CHRISTOPHER PYNE MP AND NICOLLE FLINT MP, MEMBER FOR BOOTHBY GLENELG, SA SUNDAY 14 OCTOBER 2018 SUBJEC...

Canavan calls out Shorten’s resources schtick

Resources Minister Matt Canavan has called on Labor to state one clear position – just one, not two or three - on the future of Australia’s thermal coal industry.   Following a string of confused ...

Business News

Brava Lingerie

Brava Lingerie’s Customer Service The Perfect Fit; 2018 eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards winners When Lin Windram and daughter Maxine launched Brava Lingerie 12 years ago due to their own negati...

Australian handmade soaps woo China buyers

Natural handmade soaps are experiencing a boom across mainland China with households prepared to pay a premium to buy them.    Driven by a growing disillusionment with cosmetics products that contai...

How to Improve the Work Environment for Employees

As an employer, there are many things it takes to hold a business together. As well as ensuring you market it and keep a steady stream of income, managing your employees effectively is also critical...

Travel

The Best Moment of Your Life from Lonely Planet

Discover 100 Life-Changing Travel Experiences with The Best Moment of Your Life from Lonely Planet What’s the best moment of your life? It’s a simple question to ask, but a more challenging one t...

Travel expert Anthony Goldman outlines what's trending for elite travellers

LOVERS OF LUXE DRIVING TRAVEL TRENDS   Travel expert Anthony Goldman outlines what’s trending for elite travellers in 2019 and beyond…   Media Release – 15 October 2018 - Travellers are splurgin...

End of year travel can deliver big benefits if booked on certain credit cards

With more than 56% percent of the Australian population now owning a passport, it is no surprise the Australia Government recorded over nine million trips overseas at 2017 financial year end.   A wh...