Research

Research funding cuts to top $6 billion, Labor says

Mark Kenny Federal government cuts to research funding are more extensive that has been admitted with $6 billion in combined cuts to higher education and preventative health programs also to be taken into...

Grain industry research reaps $60 million for improved crops

Grain

Darren Gray More than $60 million will be spent on a range of agricultural research projects over the next five years including to develop better varieties of grain that produce bigger crop yields - and...

Crafty crooks do their research before hits on pharmacies

Peter Tzimos at the Eden Rise Pharmacy in Berwick.

Aisha Dow & Craig Butt Drug robberies and burglaries from Victorian pharmacies have hit a five-year high, with criminals posing as customers to 'research' their targets.

Sports betting now the main game, research finds

Tandberg news cartoon for Sat 12 april 2014

Kate Hagan Footy fans are being exposed to more than five minutes of broadcast gambling advertising on average at an AFL match, research shows.

Ill times for medical research as institutes face ballooning costs as support declines

Prof Brendan Crabb (AAMRI President & Burnet Institute Director) 
Prof Geoffrey Donnan (Florey Institute Director) 
Mr Harold Mitchell (Florey Board Chair) 
Prof Rob Shepherd (The Bionics Institute) 
Prof Garry Jenning (Baker IDI Director) 
Prof Doug Hilton (Walter and Eliza Hall director) 16th April 2014. Photo by Jason South.

Bridie Smith Victoria's top medical research institutes face a funding crisis, with costs of research ballooning as state government support has flatlined.

Parkville IT staff cuts isolate NICTA lab from world's top biomedical research precinct

TELSTRA AFR 060824 PIC BY JESSICA SHAPIRO... Telstra s new Integration Laboratory in Carlton.  GENERIC Telstra, T3, sale, fibre optic cable, stacks, technology, work, IT, network, workspace, telecommunications, capabilities, customers, broadband, adsl, telephone, computer, internet, web, connect...  AFR FIRST USE ONLY PLEASE!!! SPECIALX 55236

office worker

Bridie Smith The decision to cut staff at the Parkville laboratory of Australia's peak IT research organisation NICTA will isolate the agency from one of the world's top biomedical precincts, it has been warned.

Medical Research Council review gives wind farms a clean bill of health

Tom Arup Environment Editor There is no reliable or consistent evidence wind farms directly cause human health problems, a major draft review by Australia's leading medical research body has found.

Mercy Health research into stillbirth prevention

Rochelle and Tia Harapambous

Julia Medew Melbourne researchers have developed a blood test that could help prevent stillbirth, a tragedy that affects millions globally every year.

Comments 3

Research on alpine grazing was a draft

The document that underpinned the controversial decision to return cattle to the Alpine National Park has turned out to be a curious one.

Melissa Fyfe and Tom Arup After a 17-month battle with the Baillieu government, the environment movement has received a key document that underpinned the controversial decision to return cattle to the Alpine National Park.

Anti-family violence research faces collapse

Adrian Lowe A program researching ways to prevent family violence deaths is at risk of collapse.

Epilepsy research brings award to Australian expert

Bridie Smith Australian epilepsy specialist awarded top international accolade for women in science.

Melbourne can't afford new parks

Melbourne CBD

Aisha Dow Melbourne is facing a shortage of public parks and sporting grounds, as skyscraper developers swoop on the city's best blocks and price government out of the market.

Comments 63

Ice and Grindr: danger in the online playground

Telcos predict high smartphone use on grand final day.

Tammy Mills, Yolanda Redrup Gay men are openly trading ice on dating apps such as Grindr as soaring use of the drug raise fears it is fuelling a 20-year high in Australia's HIV diagnoses.

Researchers investigate link between post-traumatic stress disorder and Alzheimer’s disease

Vietnam veteran Bill Rowe.

Bridie Smith When Soviet troops marched into Hungary in November 1956, Bill Rowe was in Wagga Wagga. "I was crapping myself because I really didn't want to go [to war]," he recalls of his 17-year-old self.

Golden harvest: Canola crops in full bloom in state's north

Glenn Trewick and his son Samuel at their Elmore canola farm.

Darren Gray Bees buzz around from bright yellow flower to flower, croaking frogs perform a farm symphony in a dam on the paddock's edge, and nearby a sea of canola plants sways gently in the breeze.

A furious response, but unclear what this will mean on poll day

Josh Gordon dinkus. Dinkus

Josh Gordon The mood on Spring Street was close to feral as Daniel Andrews confirmed the East West Link will not be built if Labor wins the election.

Values and volunteers: parties adopt Obama-style campaigns ahead of state poll

Labor Brunswick MP Jane Garrett

Farrah Tomazin Sometimes it takes just one good conversation to shape a vote. As a field organiser for Labor's state election campaign, Julijana Todorovic has had many such conversations this year, and has taught...

Austin researchers to link with Olivia Newton-John centre

A new research institute at the Austin Hospital will be named after Olivia Newton-John.

Neil McMahon A global cancer research centre at Melbourne's Austin Hospital will be replaced by a new institute - named for Olivia Newton-John and attached to the cancer treatment centre already bearing her name...

Alternative education stops thousands from dropping out

education

Benjamin Preiss Crucial programs that educate thousands of students at risk of dropping out of school are often highly vulnerable to funding cuts, research has shown.

School reforms divide principals

Macleod College principal Mario Panaccio welcomes moves  to shared resources.

Jill Stark and Farrah Tomazin Vern Hilditch wants more time – more time for his students and more time for his staff.

Comments 9