The Government’s advisor on climate change, Professor Ross Garnaut, has called in  his final report for the allocation over a period of several  years of  up to $2.5 billion of the annual revenues that would be generated by the recommended $26 per tonne carbon price to research, development,  demonstration and commercialization of new low-emissions technologies.

Professor Garnaut said that the central policy instrument to encourage the use of established low-emissions technologies and to discover and to apply new technologies is carbon pricing.

However, he noted that the carbon price alone will not lead to adequate investment in research, development and commercialisation of new technologies, because the private investor can capture only part of the benefits.

Innovation Minister, Senator Carr has announced intended improvements to the next round of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative in a statement to an Estimates Hearing of the Senate Economics Committee.

Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Kim Carr has announced the formation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Researchers’ Network designed to facilitate more  opportunities for indigenous researchers and advance their work in a supportive environment.

Federal Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research Kim Carr has announced funding totalling $67 million for 219 new research partnerships under Round 2 for 2011 of the Australian Research Council's Linkage Projects scheme.

The Western Australian Science and Innovation Minister John Day has announced the creation of a new $10 million Research and Innovation Fund in 2011-12 as part of an additional commitment in this year’s budget of $54.5 million for industry, science and innovation from 2011-12 to 2014-15. 

A team of CSIRO Future Manufacturing Flagship scientists has won a major mining industry award for the invention of the highly sensitive magnetic field sensor, the technology that powers the LANDTEM mining exploration tool.

An innovative new tool designed to improve university/business research interaction has been launched by Group of Eight Australia.

The Australian Government is funding a new scholarship for an outstanding American professor to work with world-leading scientists from Australia.

A joint research report compiled by CSIRO and major aviation industry representatives shows that economically and environmentally beneficial aviation fuel is a viable proposition in the coming 20 years.

A new brain tumour research lab will open at the University of Adelaide today to investigate the causes behind one of Australia's most aggressive and least understood cancers, which kills one Australian every six hours.

The Federal Government has announced the funding for a new scholarship position to for an ‘outstanding’ American professor to work with Australian scientists.

IP Australia’s online patent searching system, AusPat, now provides full text searching of Australian patent records dating back to 1904 .

A new treatment for ‘superbugs' could be developed in Australia after a University of Queensland researcher received $5 million in funding to modify an existing antibiotic.

Professor Matthew Cooper, from UQ's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), will use the Seeding Drug Discovery Award from the UK's Wellcome Trust to chemically alter the structure of vancomycin. 

Former Federal Liberal MP Petro Georgiou has been appointed Vice-Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow at Monash University and the University of Melbourne in a joint appointment.

In a world first, Monash University and the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) have jointly agreed to establish a Chair in Research focusing on the development of a new academic discipline “Peace Economics."

The Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations' (DEEWR) recently released Australian Jobs 2011 report has found that professional, scientific and technical services demand is due to increase by 17%, or 149,800 positions, over the coming five years. Most of this growth is expected to occur within the Architectural, Engineering and Technical Services and Legal and Accounting Services sub-sectors.

The peak Australian Government climate change agency, the Climate Change Commission (CCC), has written its most candid assessment of the world’s climate issues to date, saying that ‘there is no doubt’ that climate change is occurring

Researchers from the University of Utah are currently working on technology that stands to revolutionize the future of the electric car; the promise of roads that recharge the car that uses it.

The Western Australian Government has announced an investment of $10.8 million in new roads, power and optic fibre infrastructure in the State’s Mid-West in an attempt to bolster Australia and New Zealand’s bid for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope project

The Queensland Government has announced funding of $1.67 million in grants for emergency medical research.

A new $5.1 million South Australian Cancer Genome Facility is to be established at SA Pathology with a $3.5 million grant from the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF), and a further grant of $1.05 million from the South Australian Government.

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