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Securing Our Digital Future

By Mike Miller

Our digital future depends on preparing industry and society for change.

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We Need to Solve the Energy Trilemma Now

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By Hugh Bradlow

The Finkel Review provides a roadmap to investment in clean energy technologies.

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Steady Budget for Science and Technology

Science and Technology wins and losses in the 2017 Federal Budget.

The 2017 Federal Budget holds few surprises for science and technology and has left the sector waiting for further announcements on major reviews and roadmaps, Science & Technology Australia said today.

“We welcome strong new investment in researching and developing new advanced manufacturing technology, including a $20 million injection into the important Cooperative Research Centres program,” STA CEO Kylie Walker said following the release of the Budget.

Are Research Priorities Useful?

By Peter Laver

Research priorities can place a greater emphasis on inputs than the potential outcomes.

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Research Needs a New Narrative

By Tanya Monro

Research is a tapestry of creativity that enriches the society in which we live.

Research is all about asking questions. What separates good research from great research is the quality and nature of the question.

What drives researchers? What shapes their questions? Does it matter?

In recent years the Australian research ecosystem has been in the grip of a debate about the impact of the research we do and what can be done to remedy the relatively poor engagement between our industries and our universities, according to OECD reports.

What’s Ahead for the Minerals Industry?

By Denise Goldsworthy

Significant innovation is a must to satisfy mining regulators and communities.

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Cost, Reliability and Scale: Can Renewables Deliver?

By Tom Biegler

The science of climate change is more certain than the economics of how to tackle it.

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We Need Better Infrastructure Decisions and Planning

By David Singleton

Leaders must think strategically about how to plan, fund and implement infrastructure projects.

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Can Australia Meet the Paris Climate Challenge?

By Graeme Pearman

We need to accelerate our efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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