Science is the currency of biosecurity

25 January 2017

Science is the currency of biosecurity: it provides the evidence base for market access, and protects our agricultural productivity. Where to next for plant biosecurity science in this country?  Read More...

First Autism Hackathon

24 November 2016

Researchers from the Space Environment Research Centre (SERC) will attend the 20th International Workshop on Laser Ranging (IWSLR) in Potsdam, Germany from 9-14 October 2016  Read More...

Data Analytics Advances for SA Health Sector

27 October 2016

Researchers from the Space Environment Research Centre (SERC) will attend the 20th International Workshop on Laser Ranging (IWSLR) in Potsdam, Germany from 9-14 October 2016  Read More...

Australia-China biosecurity partnership to launch at Murdoch

13 October 2016

Researchers from the Space Environment Research Centre (SERC) will attend the 20th International Workshop on Laser Ranging (IWSLR) in Potsdam, Germany from 9-14 October 2016  Read More...

Australia-China biosecurity partnership to launch at Murdoch

30 September 2016

A biosecurity research partnership between Australia and China will be launched at Murdoch University this week. The Australia-China Joint Centre for Postharvest Grain Biosecurity and Quality Research will focus on finding new and improved ways to minimise losses in stored grain through the development of non-chemical controls.  Read More...

digi.cash launches digital Australian dollar

31 August 2016

digi.cash, a spin-off company of the Capital Markets CRC, today officially launched the digital Australian dollar.The electronic version of the currency is digitally ‘minted’ as electronically signed coins and banknotes. These can be held on smartphones, computers or storage media. Just like cash, online users can transfer coins and notes between each other via free, instant transactions.  Read More...

Innovative app to track rabbit control

15 August 2016

A new function to boost the power of the popular RabbitScan app has given the community the ability to track the spread of rabbit biocontrol agents and viruses from their smart phone or computer, via a digital map.  Read More...

CRC Research Finds Massive Diabetic Foot Disease Costs

28 July 2016

New research from the Wound CRC shows preventable hospitalisation from diabetic foot disease is costing Australia hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Peter Lazzarini, Senior Research Fellow with CRC Participants Queensland University of Technology and Queensland Health, said the importance of early prevention of diabetic foot disease was never more important than in this year’s National Diabetes Week (10-16 July).  Read More...

BASF licenses CRC for Polymers soil wetting technologies

13 July 2016

BASF has licensed new soil wetting technologies co-developed with the Cooperative Research Centre for Polymers (CRCP) to help Australian farmers improve water efficiencies and increase yields. The wetting agents are applied in a band to the surface soil directly above the seed, concurrently with the seeding operation, where they significantly improve water infiltration in the soil, reducing run-off losses and increasing the extent of moisture retention in the developing root zone.  Read More...

Labor releases science policy, with a boost for CRCs

22 June 2016

On Saturday, the Labor Party released a $1.2 billion policy on Australian science, which included its CRC policy. The announcement can be found here. If elected, Labor is promising the following in relation to CRCs: Boost funding by $39 million over 4 years and $180 million over 10 years; Run two additional CRC funding rounds; Remove the 10-year limit on a CRC’s life that was adopted following the Miles Review; Restore “public good” CRCs; Establish an Australian Biosecurity Institute ($79 million over 4 years) to take on the work of the Plant Biosecurity and Invasive Animals CRCs when they finish in 2017).  Read More...