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Backing Australia's Ability - An Innovation Action Plan for the Future 2001

The Backing Australia's Ability initiative was introduced by the Australian Government in 2001, to promote science and innovation. The initiative is the largest ($3 billion over the 5 years 2001-02 to 2005-06) and most comprehensive set of measures ever put in place by any Australian Government in support of science and innovation.

The initiative is an all-of-Government approach, the implementation of which is overseen by a Science and Innovation Ministerial Council chaired by the Prime Minister and advised by the Chief Scientist.

Backing Australia's Ability funding is phased, with $193 million in 2001-02, and $419 million in 2002-03. $634 million is provided for the 2003-04 financial year, and $1 billion for 2005-06.

The major achievements in Australia's science and innovation activities are summarised in the Australian Government's Innovation Report Backing Australia's Ability 2003-04 - Real Results, Real Jobs (released 28 November 2003).

 

 

 

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