Monthly Archives: January 2018

Defence spend on Australian university research more than doubled in just one year

Defence increased its funding for Australian university research projects by more than 70 per cent in the past financial year, according to a recent report by the department’s science agency. The Defence Science and Technology Group annual review says that … Continue reading

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Audit finds potential risk of data fraud at Australia’s medical research funding agency

Australia’s federal watchdog has warned that the country’s biggest medical research grants program faces a “high risk” of financial mismanagement due to its complex bureaucracy. The Australian National Audit Office has also raised concerns about potential data fraud due to poor … Continue reading

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New Zealand cuts squid trawl by-catch limit for one of world’s rarest sea lions

The New Zealand government has almost halved the annual by-catch kill limit for sea lions by the commercial squid fishery, cutting the number of permitted accidental deaths from 68 to 38 animals. The change was announced in by the Ardern … Continue reading

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