Australian Government Budgets $500k for Blockchain Research

Australian Government Budgets $500k for Blockchain Research

The budget documents noted that a $15 million worldwide space investment would provide grants to space projects that created employment opportunities for Aussies.

STEM, according to Science and Technology Australia CEO Kylie Walker, was a standout victor in the 2018 budget announcement.

"Looking at previous allocations in the budget and looking at them now, we would be hasty in saying that the government is walking away from its infrastructure investment", Russell said.

The Government meant to allocate 44.6 million over four years to establish the new "consumer data rights" framework, with the banking sector to be the first Australian industry sector to be subject to the framework.

Richardson continued, "Post-Catalyst, the Minister for the Arts, Senator Fifield, indicated he wanted to work with industry to develop a more strategic approach to supporting live performance in Australia".

The MRFF will give $240 million to the Frontier Health and Medical Research Program to support new ideas and discoveries, and A$125 million for research into chronic conditions with a focus on diabetes and heart disease.

A new IT system will also be implementing using AU$36.2 million in funding over four years to support the VET Student Loans program's compliance and regulatory arrangements, utilising DHS' IT platform and operational support from the latter.

The Federal Government hands down its budget this evening.

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A 12-year $1.9 billion National Research Infrastructure Investment Plan - $393 million over five years from 2017-18.

Medical research has been given a boost with A$1.3 billion under the 21st Century Medical Industry Growth Plan for the progress of medical technology, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals while improving health outcomes for all Australians through investments in medical innovation.

The $140 million will be spent on upgrading two supercomputers, housed at the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth and the National Computational Infrastructure facility at the Australian National University in Canberra. This will be allocated from the 2018-2019 national budget of Australia. Finally, the AAA wants the government to abolish the vehicle import tariff, stating that it costs consumers $1.3 billion extra each year, and the continued impost can not be justified without a home-grown manufacturing industry to protect.

$240 million for a Frontier Science program aiming to support innovative medical research, devices and treatments. A further $30 million will be spent to improve data sharing capabilities, including better access to data by researchers, of the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Australia joins the global wave of government-endorsed blockchain exploration.

Additionally, it also leads the information and communication technology strategy for the Austrailian Government.

A welcome return to indexation of ARC Discovery and Linkage schemes after several years of flat funding, and stable funding for other major Australian research agencies including CSIRO, ANSTO, and Geoscience Australia.

Gender diversity in STEM gained support as well thanks to a four-year, $4.5 million investment in several programs to increase women's involvement in STEM disciplines.

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