Australia to hit clean energy targets

Australia is set to achieve its target of generating a quarter of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020, according to new statistics out this week. The country's Clean Energy Regulator (CER) had pr...

Drones help save two Aussie teenagers

(AUSTRALIA) Drones were used today to save two teenagers caught in a 'dangerous swell' in waters off New South Wales. Surf Life Saving New South Wales reported that the boys were safe after being rescued ...

Biofuels are big business in Australia

Australia is establishing itself as a major international player in the advanced biofuel industry. The country's first biofuels facility was opened during the summer in Queensland; the state which is also ho...

Leaders invest in cyber security

Australia and the European Union are taking steps to implement more robust strategies around cyber security. The Australian Government is going to invest $50 million in a new Cyber Security Cooperative Resea...

Australia invests in biosecurity

A new 'high-tech' facility is to be built in Northern Australia as part of the country's $200 million biosecurity investment plans. The $8 million centre in Darwin will work to protect citizens and industrie...

Clean energy shining brightly in OZ

Australia's first clean energy index was released today. The Australian Renewable Energy Index, produced by market analysts Green Energy Markets and advocacy group GetUp, indicates the country is making strong ...

Victoria sets clean energy targets

The Australian state of Victoria is set to become the first in the country to commit to specific renewable energy targets and investment levels. Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, introduced the Victorian ...

$13M for synthetic biology research

Researchers in Australia are making advances in synthetic biology (SynBio) thanks to the support of a multi-million dollar fund. The CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform (SynBio FSP) is a $13 mill...

Online shopping feels like real thing

A 3D shopping platform developed by a pioneer while he was still at school in Sydney is on the brink of transforming the online retail experience in Australia. Alex Danieli, who has studied at the University...

Agriculture and tech a perfect match

(AUSTRALIA) Technology is transforming how industries operate - especially the agricultural sector. A new partnership in Australia, between the country's science agency - the Commonwealth Scientific and I...