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NSW govt offers bushfire technology grants

The New South Wales government is offering grants up to $100,000 for local companies to trial their bushfire technology in the field under the first program of an R&D...

Carbon neutral ‘spaceplane’ parts to be built in Sydney

Aerospace engineering startup Hypersonix Launch Systems has signed a deal with the University of Sydney to research and build parts for its zero-emissions “hypersonic spaceplane” expected to launch early...

Deloitte gets another $4.5m for myGov work

US consulting giant Deloitte will be paid a further $4.5 million in the first half of this year by the federal government for continued work on the new myGov...

Privacy warnings won’t stop ABC sharing user data

The ABC will require users of its iview streaming service to log-in to continue watching this year, and will share their data with tech giants by default, despite repeated...

ATO rules JobKeeper payments ineligible for R&D tax incentive

The federal government has finally confirmed that any payments made to employees through the JobKeeper scheme are not eligible for the research and development tax incentive, with companies now...

University of Sydney demands end to govt’s research interference

University of Sydney vice-chancellor Mark Scott is “dismayed” at the acting education minister’s decision to block two of the institution’s research projects from receiving funding, despite the proposals being...

NSW first state to incorporate RAT results in app

New South Wales has become the first Australian jurisdiction to launch in-app reporting of positive rapid antigen tests, with a $1000 fine threatened for those who don’t comply. While...

Technology not taxes for emissions reductions, but from where?

Any Australian who has paid the slightest attention to the politics of climate change knows that Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s mantra is ‘technology not taxes.’ With technology playing such...

Q-CTRL lands US grant for automated quantum tech

Sydney quantum pioneer Q-CTRL will significantly expand its presence in America thanks to a US government Small Business Innovation Research grant. Q-CTRL was this week awarded $230,000 in funding...

Gilmour Space Tech looks to launch Australian rocket this year

Queensland-based Gilmour Space Technologies plans to launch Australia’s first locally designed and built rocket from Australian soil this year, after kicking off 2022 with a successful test of its...

ARC grants: Politicians must stop meddling

In countries like Denmark and Germany, gifts are given on Christmas Eve, rather than Christmas morning. Likewise, on Christmas Eve 2021, 587 groups of researchers at universities around Australia...