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Nicky Phillips is Science Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Abbott government announces $522m in research projects

Nicky Phillips The Abbott government will award $522 million to 1177 new research projects including studies on eruptive bushfires, what factors influence indigenous sporting performance and how to reduce incorrect...

Ministry omission worries science groups

Mitchell Gibbs at work within the NSW Police Forensic Services Group. Mitchell recently completed a Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science) at the University of Western Sydney and is the first identified Indigenous student in Australia to qualify for Forensic Science (Honours).  Mitchell also received a cadetship with NSW Police in the Forensic Services Group. 28th November 2012
Photo Dallas Kilponen

Nicky Phillips, Bridie Smith Tony Abbott's new ministry has omitted a dedicated science minister for the first time since the 30s.

Science takes back seat after 50 years

Ian MacFarlane

Nicky Phillips, Bridie Smith The country's peak science bodies have expressed concern over Tony Abbott's new ministry, which has omitted a dedicated science minister for the first time in more than 50 years.

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Smart country is selling itself short

SMH. NEWS. BRISBANE. QUEENS BIRTHDAY.
Professor Ian Frazer in Brisbane.
Picture by Paul Harris.
Friday 8 June 2012.

Nicky Phillips Ian Frazer knows how to prevent and treat herpes - in mice. Next year, the prize-winning immunologist behind the cervical cancer vaccine will scrutinise clinical data to determine whether his vaccine...