APPOINTMENTS TO THE CSIRO BOARD

Previous Australian of the Year Professor Michelle Simmons will help steer Australia’s national science agency, with the quantum physicist among a series of appointments to the CSIRO board. Professor Simmons has been appointed for five years. Chairman David Thodey AO has been reappointed Chairman of the Board for 12 months. Kathryn Fagg AO has been…

ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR SPACE DISCOVERY CENTRE

Construction has officially launched on the Australian Space Discovery Centre and state-of-the-art Mission Control Centre to inspire the next generation of Australia’s space workforce. Located in the innovation precinct of Lot Fourteen in Adelaide, the Australian Space Discovery Centre will showcase interactive space exhibits and a careers hub. Mission Control will provide facilities for space…

AUSTRALIA SECURES ONSHORE MANUFACTURING AGREEMENTS FOR TWO COVID-19 VACCINES

A free COVID-19 vaccine will be available progressively throughout 2021 in Australia, if promising trials prove successful, following a $1.7 billion supply and production agreement between the Australian Government and pharmaceutical companies. Under the agreement, the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca and the University of Queensland/CSL will provide more than 84.8 million vaccine doses for the Australian…

NEW TWO-YEAR TERM FOR WOMEN IN STEM AMBASSADOR

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith will continue her important work as the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador for an additional two years. Professor Harvey-Smith has played a central role in the Government’s efforts to encourage girls and women to study and work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) since her appointment as the inaugural Ambassador…

World-first marine heatwave research

World-first research funded by the Morrison Government is paving the way for a critical forecasting service that could provide warnings of marine heatwaves months in advance. Minister for Environment Sussan Ley said the $300,000 joint research project by the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, was an important step towards providing Australia’s marine industries with advanced…

$10M IN GRANTS FOR SMART RECYCLING SOLUTIONS

The Morrison Government is further investing in research that will transform Australia’s waste recycling industry to improve the environment, grow the economy and create new jobs. $10 million will be made available in the latest round of the Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grants program for projects that provide innovative solutions for the recycling and…