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Federal Government Reviews Critical Technologies List In Australia

Critical Technologies In Australia

The 2022 critical technologies list will build on the former administration’s list of 63 technologies across seven categories.

Australians are being urged by the federal government to select key technologies that will be crucial for the country’s economy and security during the coming ten years.

The current administration will review and improve the 63 vital technologies that were designated by the previous administration in November.

Businesses and scholars have six weeks to recommend the technologies that are currently or potentially in the future crucial to Australia’s interests.

The Industry and Science Minister, Ed Husic, wants Australia to be at the forefront of change, generate jobs, and improve its reputation as a secure place to invest. As a result, the List of Critical Technologies in the National Interest has been updated.

Husic says that a survey to evaluate the list of technology will take place over the following six weeks.

The list was developed as a component of a “blueprint” intended to protect and advance the creation and application of specific technologies in response to “geostrategically escalating competition.” A few of these are:

  • Advanced materials and manufacturing
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computing and communications
  • Biotechnology
  • Gene technology and vaccines
  • Energy and environment
  • Quantum
  • Sensing
  • Timing and navigation
  • Transport
  • Robotics and space

In order to reach 1.2 million technology jobs by 2030, other sectors on the critical technologies list that are affected include heavy industry, mining, and medical research.

It’s critical for the government to stay on top of the curve as new technologies emerge every day. For Australia’s national interest and digital future, the review of the listing is a crucial step in the right direction.

The public comment period will end on September 30, 2022.

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