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CRC Programme Review Discussion Paper now Available

The CRC Programme Review Discussion Paper has just been released and is available on the review website. Click here

Responses to the discussion paper can be submitted online via the Department of Industry’s consultation hub and are due by 4pm Tuesday 11 November 2014.

Information sessions

Information sessions are being conducted by the Department of Industry and the review leader, Mr David Miles AM next week in Adelaide 27/10, Melbourne 28/10, Sydney 29/10 and Brisbane 30/10. Please note places are limited to a maximum of two people from each organisation.

This is an opportunity for stakeholders to clarify the discussion questions, provide feedback on particular aspects of the CRC programme and to hear from other stakeholders.

Further information

Further details about the venue and details on how to register to attend can also be found on the review website. For any other questions, please email the review secretariat:
Is the Next Giant Gold Field Hiding Under the Great Plains?
The Deep Exploration Technologies CRC will feature in an article in the November 3 2014 edition of Forbes. 

The article discusses some of the challenges the mining industry faces and the techniques and technologies developed by the CRC to find viable deposits deep underground.

Due to rising costs and depths required in finding new deposits miners are looking for new economically viable techniques and technologies. The Coiled Tubing Rig developed by the CRC is one such technology.

The Coiled Tubing Rig uses a continuous spool as opposed to the five meter long drilling rods of the current method—which need to be screwed on and off— vastly increasing efficiency. This matched with the rig’s ability to undertake real-time assay and elevation of ore samples could potentially result in savings up to 85%.

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Rural Research and Development for Profit Programme

The Rural Research and Development (R&D) for Profit programme aims to improve farm-gate productivity and profitability and deliver real outcomes for Australian farmers. The programme implements the Australian Government’s 2013 election commitment to provide an additional $100 million in funding to the 15 rural research and development corporations (RDCs).

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ATSE elects 2014 Fellows
The CRC Association would like to congratulate Professor Tony Wong, CEO of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities and Professor Deo Prasad AO, CEO of the Low Carbon Living CRC, who have been elected fellows of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE).

The CRC Association would also like to congratulate Professor Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist of Australia, who was also amongst the list.

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Symposium: Oral health in refugees and asylum seekers

Friday 21 November 2014, 9.00am - 5.00pm
Jean Falkner Tahija Lecture Theatre, Ground floor, Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne
720 Swanston Street, Carlton, Victoria

Oral health is one of the most neglected areas of health for refugees and asylum seekers, with a wide disparity existing in the oral health of these population groups in comparison to the general Australian population.

This symposium seeks to develop a better understanding of the factors that contribute to this situation and the strategies needed for more effective responses.

Speakers include:
  • A/Prof Harry Minas, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • Michele Foster, Refugee Law Centre
  • A/Prof Hanny Calache, Dental Health Services Victoria
  • Nadia Chaves, Cohealth
  • Peter List, NSW Health
  • Elisha Riggs, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Cost: $100 (plus booking fee)

This symposium is provided through the Melbourne Dental School at the University of Melbourne and is credited for 5 hours of Scientific Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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Wound CRC Launches New Corporate Identity and Operational Strategy

The WMI CRC will be hosting launch seminars across the nation to present the branding and operational strategy, along with new initiatives and resources to ultimately transform wound outcomes and empower people with wounds.

Dr Ian Griffiths, CEO, said “We are excited to launch our branding, which is integral to our success as a CRC.

“A large and important part of this process has been defining our value proposition to our stakeholders and these launch sessions clearly articulate the CRC’s priorities in our goal of ending suffering for people with wounds.

“We will address the challenge of chronic wounds through building on successful elements of core research; constructing health economics strategies to influence policy; unifying clinical education and training; a legacy of integrated and connected cohort of wound professionals and creating next generation products to alleviate suffering of people with wounds and generate revenue”.

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CRC Association Members Save Big on Flights

The CRC Association has a relationship with Virgin Australia and Qantas through Campus Travel—our preferred full service travel provider—to give our members up to 35% off published fares when booking through Campus Travel.

CRC Association Members saved over $270,000 on international and domestic fares last year through Qantas alone.  

To take advantage of this discount contact Jamison Warren, Director of Sales Campus Travel, on 0412 856 384 or via email at .
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21-22 October 2014 Melbourne
Water Sensitive Cities Conference 2014
The inaugural Water Sensitive Cities Conference is coming to Melbourne in 2014.

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3-7 November 2014
World Strategy Week
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5 November 2014
National Environment Science Programme 
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11 November 2014
Responses to CRC Review discussion paper due.
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2014 Writing Clear Science Workshops

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21 November 2014, Victoria
Symposium: Oral Health in refugees and asylum seekers
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