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Public funding is vital for programs like CSIRO’s research vessel RV Investigator, which is too expensive for universities to run. CSIRO

Government offers hope by telling CSIRO to reinvest in climate research

Science Minister Greg Hunt's call for CSIRO to do a U-turn on climate research is a welcome move after months of criticism, at home and abroad, of the agency's previous direction.
Geoff Hill and Trevor Pearcey in 1952 with the CSIR Mk1, the world’s first computer to make music. University of Melbourne/MSE-CIS Heritage Collection

How Australia played the world’s first music on a computer

It might not sound like the best music in the world, but Australia was the first by a matter of months at playing a tune on a computer.
CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall fronts senate estimates in February. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

CSIRO must ensure climate science is maintained

A proposal for the Bureau of Meteorology to take on CSIRO climate scientists is a good idea - but CSIRO needs to make sure nothing is lost.
Larry Marshall is right that the question of global warming has been answered. But there are many more climate questions to answer. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

CSIRO boss’s failed logic over climate science could waste billions in taxes

CSIRO's climate scientists haven't "finished" just because climate change is real. Without their expertise, we could waste billions on drought or flood planning that's not backed by the latest science.

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