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01 Breakthrough

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Hunting a cereal killer

A deadly threat on the loose. An international team of experts. A 20-year-old mystery. It’s got all the ingredients of the latest true crime podcast. But it’s actually a mission to uncover the origins of the world’s deadliest strain of cereal rust disease.

02 Research

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Master monitoring

Our new groundwater sensor system makes environmental monitoring faster, more reliable and less labour intensive in mining operations.

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Precisely does it

Precision mining is like keyhole surgery. It uses technology to target the ore and extract the value with the least environmental impact.

03 Discoveries

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04 People

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Blue water high

The first educator from the Torres Strait on our research vessel Investigator shares his adventures on the high seas.


Cotton on

We’re looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to collect, review and analyse data to help optimise cotton yields in tropical Australia. Townsville based.

Great minds

We’re seeking a behaviour research scientist to investigate links between human nutrition, cognitive function and brain health. Adelaide based.

05 Participate

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Rock along

We've cobbled together a playlist of rock anthems to celebrate our mineral resources research. Classic, heavy, sedimentary – rock on!

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PV for your EV

We’ve found a way to charge your electric car using solar. Get smoother charging in warm weather using energy from your own home.


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