The Heart of Australian Research

22 August 2014

“There are approximately 4 billion people in the world who need optimum vision to maximise their opportunities and quality of life. Nine percent of the world’s population, 625 million people, are vision impaired or blind because they are living with uncorrected refractive error, which can be solved by having a local eye care practitioner that  Read More...

Media Release: Align, Focus and Scale

14 August 2014

The CRC Association welcomes comments by Professor Ian Chubb, Chief Scientist of Australia, delivered in last night’s speech, No Free Rides to the Future: Shoring up the Science to Sustain Us, at the University of New South Wales during the Jack Beale Lecture. Professor Chubb summed up his strategy for Australian science into four main  Read More...

The fight for the talented and the well-trained

13 August 2014

Amongst reports of dropping demand for graduates, Cooperative Research Centres are still fighting to grab the best and brightest. One of the great outcomes of the Cooperative Research Centres is the talented, industry-ready graduates. CRCs fund approximately 5% of Australia’s PhDs. “CRCs fight to recruit the best students”, says CEO of the CRC Association, Dr.  Read More...

Cooperative Research Centres “Not Butchered”

8 August 2014

On Wednesday night’s edition of The Business, presenter Ticky Fullerton questioned the Minister for Industry, The Hon. Ian Macfarlane, on “abolishing” the Cooperative Research Centres Program, or at least “butchering it”.  Thankfully this is not the situation. “CRCs are far from abolished” said CRC Association CEO Dr. Tony Peacock. “The recent budget cuts hurt, no  Read More...

Media Release: Response to National Commission of Audit

1 May 2014

The Cooperative Research Centres Association is profoundly shocked by the Commission of Audit’s recommendation to abolish the CRC Program, rolling funds into the Australian Research Council’s Industry Linkage Program. “I can’t for a minute believe that Government will take on this recommendation” said Chairman of the CRC Association, the Hon Tony Staley AO. “Cooperative Research  Read More...