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Report

Making waves: the impact of seismic testing on fisheries and the marine environment

In this report, the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee recommends that the Australian government support the development and use of lower-impact technologies for all offshore seismic surveying to reduce the potential impacts of seismic testing on marine animals and the marine environment.
Briefing paper

Hydrogen energy

This paper was produced to assist the Legislative Council's Standing Committee on State Development with its inquiry into the development of a hydrogen industry in New South Wales.
Report

Enablers and barriers to industry-research collaboration

This document reports the findings from one of Australia’s largest-ever surveys of small and medium business (SME) leaders, exploring how and why they engaged with the R&D sector and what were the real and perceived enablers and barriers to collaboration.
Guide

The science of immunisation: questions and answers

This guide, developed in partnership with the federal Department of Health, answers common questions about immunisation.
Report

A tiriti-led science-policy approach for Aotearoa New Zealand

This report examines the interface between science and policy-making, and calls for a policy approach that is enabled by, and responsive to, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Mātauranga Māori.
Policy report

An Australian strategy for the quantum revolution

The world is now at the precipice of another technological and social revolution—the quantum revolution. This report focuses on analysis, and building policy recommendations, to help Australia better leverage the quantum revolution.
Report

Scientific considerations for using COVID-19 vaccination certifications

This report provides an overview of the relevant scientific knowledge and considerations regarding the use of COVID-19 vaccination certificates to support a safe return to travel and other economic activities.
Journal article

Drivers of article processing charges in open access

It is no longer readers and libraries paying subscription fees, but scientific organizations and authors themselves who pay for the cost of having their article published to allow unrestricted access. Data shows a tremendous variance in article processing charges (APC) across journals, and this study...
Journal article

Consolidating institutional repositories in a digital, free, open access publication platform for all scholarly output

This paper explains the University Journals project, and how the involved universities want to facilitate a valuable alternative publication platform that complies with Plan S principles that enables publication and dissemination of all research outcomes.
Policy report

Clever country in a changed world: re-thinking Australian science policy

This paper explores the new world order Australian science finds itself within, and outlines a new approach to advance the national interest, sharing specific policy recommendations.