Stephen Cauchi CSIRO had a rough time of it from the start. At its founding as a government science body in 1920, diseases like tick fever, blowfly strike and wheat rust threatened the nation's vital primary...
Bridie Smith The head of the CSIRO's business and commercialisation arm has warned that a funding cut in next month's federal budget would have long-term detrimental effects on the nation's ability to innovate.
Ben Westcott The CSIRO has promised to step up its dragon research program, after a seven-year old girl wrote asking them to make her a dragon.
Noel Towell Job cuts at Australia's frontline science agency will hurt the nation's ability to combat the threat of deadly bushfires, according to CSIRO staff.
Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie Australian intelligence and security agencies are investigating a suspected industrial espionage case at the CSIRO, the nation's top scientific organisation.
Richard Baker, Nick McKenzie A CSIRO scientist's failure to show up for work led Australia's top scientific organisation to uncover a suspected spy in its ranks.
Noel Towell Government science agency the CSIRO is setting up an internal bully-busting unit.
Noel Towell An inquiry should be held into Commonwealth science agency CSIRO and the treatment of its 6600-strong workforce amid claims ''of criminal conduct and commercial fraud'', the federal opposition says.
Noel Towell The federal opposition wants an inquiry into the Commonwealth science agency, the CSIRO, and the treatment of its 6600-strong workforce amid claims of ''criminal conduct and commercial fraud'' in the...
Linton Besser THE CSIRO has announced an ''independent'' inquiry into a string of serious allegations of misconduct and workplace bullying by as many as 100 former scientists, two months after it was issued with a...
Noel Towell In deep space no one can hear you scream, even if you break your tooth on an office-supplied lolly.
Linton Besser and Nicky Phillips The CSIRO has duped one of the world's biggest pharmaceutical companies into buying anti-counterfeit technology that could be easily compromised - passing off cheap chemicals it had bought from China...
Nicky Phillips, Linton Besser A senior CSIRO manager who blew the whistle on the alleged illegal use of intellectual property by CSIRO was forced out of the country's peak scientific body after senior staff convened ''sham'' job...
Nicky Phillips, Linton Besser Staff convened 'sham' job selection panels and faked official document to mislead whistleblower.
Hamish Boland-Rudder Canberra’s CSIRO divisions are bracing for "significant" job losses after the national science organisation announced significant budget cuts for the upcoming financial year would see about 200 jobs...
Bridie Smith Australian scientists have played a vital role in developing the diagnostic test for the latest deadly strain of bird flu, and their work is now being exported.
Nicky Phillips and Linton Besser The CSIRO has denied it duped the pharmaceutical maker Novartis into buying a compromised anti-counterfeit device to protect millions of medicine vials.
Nicky Phillips The CSIRO has invented machines that use microwaves to kill insects inside fresh fruit.
Linton Besser and Nicky Phillips An inquiry into workplace bullying at the CSIRO may lead to a misconduct unit.
Noel Towell Investigators want to pursue nearly 50 allegations of bullying and harassment at Commonwealth science agency CSIRO.