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July 2021


New funding to fast track COVID-19 treatments

In addition to vaccines, there is an urgent need for safe, effective and affordable treatments that target COVID-19, including ‘long-COVID'. Scientists will develop a faster, smarter way of rapidly screening existing drugs and advancing those that can be used to treat COVID-19.



CSIRO Appoints

Next Chief Scientist 

Professor Bronwyn Fox will be CSIRO’s fourth female Chief Scientist. Professor Fox joins the agency from Swinburne University of Technology, where she is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Enterprise).

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Far out! Researchers can apply to direct NovaSAR-1

Australian researchers can apply to direct our nation's share in Earth observation satellite NovaSAR-1. This will mark the first time Australia has managed its own source of Earth observation data, contributing to the growth of the nation’s space industry. The satellite can image Earth in all weather conditions, both day and night, providing a valuable asset for researchers in industries like agriculture and natural disaster management.



Our Hydrogen Industry Mission

We're on a mission to make hydrogen the fuel of tomorrow. It can be used as an emissions-free fuel source, which means brilliant things for the environment and our economy. We are working with our partners in industry, the research sector, and government on research and development to make this fuel source more affordable and accessible to help enable the world’s transition to clean energy.