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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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Setting the Record Straight on Coral Bleaching

By Russell Reichelt

The mass bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef this summer is the most damaging recorded.

Over the past 12 months, corals in most tropical regions across the world have experienced the most severe mass coral bleaching ever recorded. By June this year, 22% of coral died on the 3000 reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, with most of the mortality occurring in the far north above Cooktown.

Food Safety Rests on Four Interlocking Issues

By Kaye Basford

Systems, technology, culture and trust are essential elements of safety in our food supply.

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Rethinking Australia’s Carbon Abatement Contracts

By Bill Burrows

Australia’s total net CO2 emissions are much lower than are implied by published numbers.

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Australia’s High Schools Are Into STELR

By Doreen Thomas

The STELR program now reaches 500 schools, 50,000 students and 1500 teachers each year.

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