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Report

Australia state of the environment 2021: overview

The state of the environment report is a comprehensive assessment of the health of every aspect of Australia's environment. Written by independent experts, it analyses the best available evidence every five  years to guide policy and action.
Report

Our future world: global megatrends impacting the way we live over coming decades

This report presents an update on CSIRO’s global megatrends out to 2042, with the view to guide long-term investment, strategic and policy directions across government, industry, the not-for-profit sector and the broader Australian community.
Report

Crunch time: how climate action in the 2020s will define Australia

This report unpacks the key takeaways for Australia from the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, in particular the urgent need for Australia to catch up with the rest of the world.
Report

Report of the Inquiry into renewable energy in Victoria

This report has been released to provide the Victorian context for the renewable energy transition, and to canvas some of the issues that have been raised during the inquiry. The report lists 24 findings and 32 recommendations for Commonwealth and Victorian Government agencies who play...
Report

The now frontier: developing Australia's space industry

This inquiry report finds that while Australia has some manufacturing and technological capabilities that can contribute to the space sector, this will need to be more strategically developed and grown to sustain an industry.
Report

The state of open data 2021

The State of Open Data 2021 report is the sixth in the series and includes survey results and a collection of articles from global industry experts.
Report

Are extreme rainfall events increasing in frequency?

Torrential rains along the east coast of Australia during February and March 2022 have been blamed on climate change. Specifically, a narrative has developed suggesting that rainfall is becoming more extreme. However, the research outlined in this report does not support this claim.
Report

Scholarly communication in times of crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has been the greatest global public health crisis in a century. Scientific research and its effective communication have been at the centre of the worldwide response to the emergency. This report analyses how the scholarly communication system – involving the production, evaluation...
Case study

Mission-oriented innovation in action: 2021 casebook

The Mission-Oriented Innovation Network (MOIN) is a learning community, focused on purpose-driven policy and mission-oriented innovation within public bodies globally. This casebook is a compilation of stories documenting mission-oriented innovation in practice from members of the MOIN.
Briefing paper

What can science offer the proponents of regenerative agriculture practices?

The growing interest and momentum surrounding the regenerative agriculture (RA) movement has generated considerable debate about motivations, definitions, stakeholders and the role that scientific research plays. The aim of this paper is to propose a role for scientific activity in working with the RA movement.