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Grants since Jan 2018
Coalition [24,636]
ALP [22,504]
LIBS [12,591]
LNP [7,416]
NATS [4,629]
GREENS [2,362]
IND [1,341]
KATTER [792]
CA [392]
OVERSEAS [147]
NONE [130]

About this Project

With new Ministers announced regularly, this Commonwealth Grants project maps each Minister against the grants made during their tenure in any given position. A new Minister (or occasionally an entire Ministry) has been published on average every eight weeks since the beginning of the 2017-18 financial year (mid 2017). I've created a new dataset with these positions and dates to map both budget data (which operates on a financial year) and Commonwealth the grants that each agency claims are coming out of annual budget appropriations.

Portfolios are the administrative lines drawn between specific agencies and responsible Ministers. Each Portfolio administers specific agencies and those agencies can only spend funding appropriated through Parliament and documented in the Portfolio Budget Statements published on budget night or the MYEFO updates each December or Portfolio Additional Estimate Statements published in February.

Portfolio names change when Administrative Arragement Orders are made by the presiding government. This can change the portfolio to which an agency is attributed or the Minister responsible. The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison announced significant changes to the Portfolios and agencies they administed which came into effect on 1, February 2020.

At launch, only grants published since GrantsConnect went live in January 2018 are included in the data. This means that only one full financial year is covered in the data, with the 2019-20 financial year still unfolding at this point. Commonwealth grants data contains agency and program names as per the budget documents published in budget night. I have integrated these datasets despite the challenges posed by Administrative Arrangement Orders made after budget night. Given the intention of this project is to link grant decisions with resposnible Ministers, queries are based on the approval date in each grant notice as opposed to the publication date.

Publication date is based on start date of the grant and can vary substantially from the approval date. Grants are republished at a later date where variations have been made. If there is a significant time difference between grant approval and variation, different Ministers and governments can be responsible for those variations.

Commonwealth grants data has been published at GrantsConnect since Jan 2018 under the CC By 3.0 licence.

There are several dates in Commonwealth grants data: approval date, publication date, start-end dates and the budget/financial year from which each grant is appropriated. According to Department of Finance media, publication is required by the approving agency on GrantConnect 'no later than twenty-one calendar days after the grant agreement takes effect '.

The date of effect [start date] will depend on the particular arrangement. It can be the date on which a grant agreement is executed or a specified starting date. Where there is no grant agreement, the date of effect can be for example, the date of first payment or the announcement of a successful grantee.
The approval date for reporting purposes is the date that the decision-maker makes a decision to award a grant. Where, for example, negotiating a grant agreement takes some time, there may be a delay between the approval date and the date that the grant award information is published.

Where approval, publication and budget years vary significantly this is likely due to the grant being republished in a later year with a variation or delays in the start of the grant. Variation status and reason is not included in GrantConnect download data but is published at the source (GrantConnect) if you click on the button in the Grants tab.

In order to match with budget data, drill-down at this site is based on the financial year (year of budget appropriations) from which the grant was taken, not the year of grant publication. Budget year can vary from approval and publication years.

Example grant result

GREAT BARRIER REEF FOUNDATION
Brisbane  $487,633,300
Address Brisbane 4000 QLD AUSTRALIA ABN: 82090616443
Portfolio Environment and Energy
Agency Department of the Environment and Energy
Program Sustainable Management of Natural Resources and the Environment
Component Reef Trust
CategoryNatural Resources - Conservation and Protection
PurposeThe project will deliver activities which are consistent with the purposes of the Reef Trust Special Account Determination to achieve the Reef Trust Objectives and assist to protect the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
ActivityReef Trust grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation
Delivery Area QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
20 Jun 201812 Jul 201827 Jun 201830 Jun 2024 2017-18



175 grants worth $151,779,265 for have been awarded to organisations matching UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE since January 2018

THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $21,077,552
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Health Workforce
Component Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme
CategoryPublic Health Services Closed Non-Competitive
PurposeThe Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme aims to increase the rural health workforce by supporting universities to deliver quality medical, multidisciplinary and dental training in rural communities and promote/encourage rural careers
ActivityRural Health Multidisciplinary Training Programme
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
31 May 201818 Jan 201914 Jan 201931 Dec 2020 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $745,057
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Targeted Research
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeAnnual Health Assessments offer a promising mechanism for improving the health of Indigenous Australians. Despite Commonwealth funds to support this initiative for Indigenous Australians, Health Assessments are under utilised. This study will examine the impact of strategies aimed at supporting the delivery of Health Assessments for Indigenous Australians in general practice.
ActivityGNT1170385 | Improving implementation of Health Assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients in mainstream general practice: a cluster randomised controlled trial
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
31 Mar 201920 Aug 201901 Jun 201931 May 2024 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $35,000,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component ARC Centres of Excellence
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe aim of the Centre is to progress scientific knowledge to establish transformational improvement in minerals beneficiation, essential for meeting global demand for metals. The research aims to achieve more selective, faster, and efficient separations, combining major advances in separation technologies with increased functionality of new reagents. The Centre outcomes will also ensure the sustainability of the minerals industry in Australia, through a significant reduction in cost, environmental impact, and through lower energy and water usage. The Centre also seeks to establish a new generation of scientists and research leaders in minerals beneficiation to support the innovation needed into the future by this major Australian industry.
ActivityARC Centre of Excellence for Enabling Eco-Efficient Beneficiation of Minerals
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Nov 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2026 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $50,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2285 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Nov 201916 Dec 201914 Dec 201904 Feb 2021 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $50,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Nov 201916 Dec 201914 Dec 201904 Oct 2020 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $582,021
Address University Drive 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Department of Education and Training
Program Higher Education Support
Component National Disability Coordination Officer
CategoryHigher Education Closed Non-Competitive
PurposeThe NDCO Program builds links and coordinates services to ease the transition from school to tertiary education and subsequent employment, for people with disability.
ActivityNational Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 May 201818 Jul 201827 Jun 201830 Jun 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $581,768
Address University Drive 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Department of Education and Training
Program Higher Education Support
Component National Disability Coordination Officer
CategoryHigher Education Closed Non-Competitive
PurposeThe NDCO Program builds links and coordinates services to ease the transition from school to tertiary education and subsequent employment, for people with disability.
ActivityNational Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 May 201818 Jul 201827 Jun 201830 Jun 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $585,420
Address University Drive 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Department of Education and Training
Program Higher Education Support
Component National Disability Coordination Officer
CategoryHigher Education Closed Non-Competitive
PurposeThe NDCO Program builds links and coordinates services to ease the transition from school to tertiary education and subsequent employment, for people with disability.
ActivityNational Disability Coordination Officer (NDCO) Program
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 May 201812 Oct 201808 Oct 201830 Jun 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $26,941
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Foreign Affairs and Trade
Agency Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Program Public Diplomacy including IRGP grants
Component Australia-Korea Foundation
CategoryPublic Diplomacy Open Competitive
PurposeThis project aims at enhancement of the existing collaboration network between UoN, PNU and KOSPO, with the ultimate goal of promoting research capacity on sustainable power generation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through workshops and student/researcher exchange.
ActivityEnhancement of Australia-Korea Collaboration Capacity for Sustainable Energy Research
Delivery Area Multiple ACT, Overseas AUSTRALIA, KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Jun 201819 Jul 201813 Jul 201801 Aug 2019 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $11,000
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Foreign Affairs and Trade
Agency Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Program Public Diplomacy including IRGP grants
Component International Relations Grants Program
CategoryPublic Diplomacy Open Competitive
PurposeAKC2018 will be a vibrant conference to showcase all aspects of science and technology in the Asia Pacific region
ActivityAsiaPacific-Korea Conference on Science and Technology (AKC2018)
Delivery Area 4101 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Jun 201819 Jul 201813 Jul 201823 Nov 2018 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $1,054,151
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Partnership Projects
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeSustaining effective health programmes in community-based settings is a considerable public health challenge. This study, the first RCT of its kind, will test the effectiveness of a sustainability strategy on the proportion of primary school classes that sustain implementation of a physical activity policy as mandated by the NSW Government. The trial could provide a model for supporting schools to sustain school health or education policies, which seek to improve wellbeing of students.
ActivityA randomised trial of an intervention to sustain schools’ implementation of a state-wide physical activity policy
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Jan 202011 Mar 202001 Apr 202031 Mar 2025 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $734,163
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Partnership Projects
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeUnhealthy weight gain during pregnancy contributes to a range of adverse outcomes for the mother and child. Despite guidelines recommending routine weighing and weight gain care be provided by antenatal services, less than 10 percent of health professionals provide such care, and 50-70 percent of women gain weight outside of recommended levels during pregnancy. This study aims to determine if a practice change intervention can increase antenatal clinician delivery of recommended gestational weight gain care.
ActivityA practice change intervention to increase the routine provision of care addressing gestational weight gain: a stepped-wedge trial
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
29 Jan 202011 Mar 202001 Apr 202031 Mar 2023 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $4,734,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Environment and Energy
Agency Department of the Environment and Energy
Program Management of Hazardous Wastes, Substances and Pollutants
Component Per-and-Poly-Fluorinated Alkyl Substances Research Grant
CategoryScience
PurposeThe Grant is being provided as part of the Remediation of PFAS (per-and poly-fluoroalkyl substances) contaminated soil and groundwater ad hoc grants.The objectives of the grant is to fund research to:- develop new effective technologies that can be applied to remediate PFAS contaminated soil and groundwater; in particular, soil and groundwater contaminated with perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), perfluorooctanic acid (PFOA), perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS) and precursors.- demonstrate the potential for the developed technologies to be practically deployed in the field to treat large volumes of contaminated environmental media.
ActivityRemediation of PFAS, Contaminated Soil and Groundwater
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
28 Mar 201915 Apr 201915 Apr 201907 Dec 2023 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $49,980
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 3168 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Sep 201918 Dec 201917 Dec 201905 Dec 2020 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $502,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project will develop advanced digital control techniques to address security, resilience and robustness in complex networks and deliver fundamental advances in the technology for secure and reliable networks. The project will advance the theory on consensus of networked multi-agent systems to facilitate the fast adoption of the internet of things and the continuous growth of cyber-physical systems These systems in many cases work with high efficiency, stability, and low communication overheads. However, there are cases where disturbance amplification and cascading failures can arise from relatively small unforeseen events. The theoretical work will be complemented by detailed nonlinear networked simulations, using intelligent vehicle systems as a case study.
ActivityRobustness, resilience and security of networked dynamic systems
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $320,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an accurate and efficient simulation framework that allows the consideration of realistic discrete behaviour in geomechanical models without the computational overheads of current models. New computational methods and open'source simulation tools will be developed which will enable the efficient and accurate dynamic simulation of large'scale problems in geomechanics, problems that had formerly been intractable because of their computational size. The unique combination of discrete and continuum methods will allow the economical solution of a range of important geotechnical problems such as the accurate prediction of dynamic effects due to tunnelling, underground workings and mining activities. The outcomes will lead to safer and more economic construction methods and a more accurate assessment of the environmental effects.
ActivityA new framework for large-scale dynamic geotechnical simulations
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $420,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe Time-layered cultural map (TLCMap) of Australia is an online research platform that will deliver researcher driven national'scale infrastructure for the humanities, focused on mapping, time series, and data integration. The TLCMap will expand the use of Australian cultural and historical data for research through sharply defined and powerful discovery mechanisms, enabling researchers to visualise hidden geographic and historical patterns and trends, and to build online resources which present to a wider public the rich layers of cultural data in Australian locations. TLCMap is not a singular project or software application with a defined research outcome, but infrastructure linking geo'spatial maps of Australian cultural and historical information, adapted to time series and will be a significant contribution to humanities research in Australia. For researchers, it will transform access to data and to visualisation tools and open new perspectives on Australian culture and history. For the public, it will enable increased accessibility to historical and cultural data through visualisations made available online and in print.
ActivityTime-layered cultural map of Australia
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201819 Dec 201918 Dec 2020 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $370,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to create a ground breaking approach for the scale-free prediction of shear strength of large in'situ rock discontinuities. Failure of rock slopes or rock cliffs can have disastrous consequences for human life, infrastructure and the economy. The stability of a fractured rock mass is controlled by the presence and characteristics of discontinuities, and any rigorous stability assessment requires quantification of discontinuity shear strength. The issue of rock instability affects both the civil and mining sectors. Developing a design methodology that addresses the scale effect for rock slope stability will provide safer civil environments and will allow the optimisation of resource extraction. This project will have significant economical and societal benefits which will apply not only to Australia but also internationally.
ActivitySolving the scale effect for rock discontinuities
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $255,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to propose a new conceptual design of an internal aircraft electrical system and its control, which minimises the issues of traditional power systems and takes advantage of contemporary control and technology advances to minimise weight/volume and maximise reliability. The project will target a specific design, which includes consideration of novel power electronic topologies, to achieve these goals. The results will be validated through simulation, experiments and field testing. It is anticipated that the ideas developed within this project will have a major impact on More Electric Aircraft technology, as well as on general interconnected energy resource systems, such as DC and AC microgrids.
ActivityNovel power system architecture and control for 'More Electric Aircraft'
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201819 Dec 201918 Dec 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $496,166
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop competitive anionic toxicity models for antimony, arsenic, molybdenum and selenium supported by detailed speciation information. Available ecotoxicological models for inorganic toxicants have exclusively focused on cations such as zinc, and ignored anionic toxicants such as arsenic and antimony. For available models on cations to be applicable to contaminated environments, it is essential for equivalent anionic toxicity models be developed. This project will develop the first such model, which will provide new insights on ecotoxicological modelling for inorganic anionic toxicants. The project will transform ecotoxicological modelling approaches for metals and metalloids in terrestrial systems and directly improve our ability to assess risks associated with environmental contamination.
ActivityDeveloping a predictive toxicity model for metallic anions in plants
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $342,338
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand the contraceptive decision-making practices of Australian women of reproductive age with chronic disease. To reduce high-risk unintended pregnancies in this vulnerable population, this project will develop a tailored educational app to support these women to make contraceptive choices and establish a reproductive life plan. The expected outcomes of the project are to assist women with chronic diseases safely plan pregnancies to ensure maternal personal, social and economic well-being and optimal birth outcomes.
ActivityContraceptive choice for women with chronic disease
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $408,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop advanced Janus nanosheets with organic carbon nitrides and inorganic metal phosphide semiconductors. These nanostructures offer both basic and tunable semiconducting properties that will be used for developing highly efficient devices for the conversion of carbon dioxide to clean fuels through a photoelectrochemical reduction pathway using water and sunlight. Density functional theory calculation coupled with synchrotron studies will be used to investigate theoretical understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of capture and conversion of carbon dioxide over these nanosheets. These low-cost nanostructures will help address clean energy generation and benefit manufacturing industries in reducing the emission of carbon dioxide to the environment.
ActivityJanus nanosheets for the capture of carbon dioxide and its conversion into clean fuels
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $550,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to fill a critical knowledge gap in the area of wall turbulence by investigating how a rough wall turbulent boundary layer responds to changes, such as wall suction and blowing. The economic and environmental costs caused by the roughening of surfaces on moving vehicles is staggering in the transport industry (roads, rails, air and sea) and ultimately for Australia. This project will generate new knowledge to ascertain whether or not turbulent flows over rough surfaces can be controlled or managed to achieve outcomes such as reducing the drag of a roughened bluff body, for example a ship whose hull is roughened by fouling. The project expects to improve understanding of wall turbulence control, and will lead to significant benefits such as improved control technologies and better prediction and description of wall turbulence.
ActivityWall turbulence control: beyond the canonical smooth wall case
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $472,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to identify protein changes on spermatozoa that are highly correlated with the fertility status of bulls. Bull fertility has approached an all-time low as breeding practice has focused predominately on milk production and beef tenderness. This project aims to understand the genetic causes that underpin bull and cattle infertility, and investigate better methods to predict the fertility status of bulls. This project expects to contribute to better clinical management of cattle. This information can then be used for the development of a better diagnostic assay for both the dairy and beef industry.
ActivityProteomic and genetic analysis of subfertile bull spermatozoa
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $414,216
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to generate design guidelines to assist architects in creating better palliative care environments to mitigate the stress associated with end-of-life events for patients, their families and healthcare teams. Facing death, either one's own or that of a family member, is one of life's most difficult experiences. Targeted design interventions can encourage early engagement with palliative care, enhance communication and social support in palliative care environments and support staff to deliver optimal patient care. These factors have all been shown to contribute positively to wellbeing. This project will provide benefits for patients, their families and healthcare teams.
ActivityDesigning for early engagement and wellbeing in palliative care
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201820 Jun 201919 Jun 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $505,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to optimise long-term water trade-offs in inland wetlands on managed catchments, without compromising their environmental value. These managed wetlands compete for water allocations with irrigation and other uses. Realistic predictions of wetland status will be achieved through the development and integration of an ecohydrological model and a water management decisions model. Application of the tools will improve existing decision support models to help analyse the effects of individual local management decisions on the long-term evolution of the system and the effects of changes in operation policies and climate over the long term. The project will provide critical new information for the improved prediction of wetlands evolution and as a consequence better management.
ActivityOptimal trade-offs for managing environmental water in inland wetlands
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $168,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop new methods for integrating geophysical and geotechnical data in a statistically-rigorous framework, to reduce uncertainties in site characterisation and hence enable safer and more cost-effective designs for civil infrastructure. The project will develop new statistical methods and software for reducing uncertainties and managing risk in site characterisation. The research outcomes will not only advance the fundamental science in site characterisation, but also help engineers to deal with uncertainties and risk management.
ActivityProbabilistic geotechnical site characterisation
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $542,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to increase the uptake of advance personal planning among people aged 65 years or over in the community by developing, implementing and evaluating a community action model. People have a legal right to engage in advance personal planning, a process that helps them discuss and document their financial, personal and health preferences, in case they later lose the ability to make or communicate decisions. Few people plan ahead, even though it can reduce the likelihood of financial exploitation, family conflict and unwanted medical care. This project aims to provide a model of community action to build capacity and collaboration across social services and improve the wellbeing of older people.
ActivityIncreasing advance personal planning by older adults
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Sep 201931 Aug 2023 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $540,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide a new method of predicting the recovery of valuable metals such as copper, gold and lithium from ores using the flotation process. The project will provide new way of modelling the behaviour of individual flotation cells, and banks of cells in series. The project will provide benefits to existing operations such as the minerals and coal industries, which are heavy users of flotation technology. New insights into the behaviour of composite particles will lead to more efficient operations and a new way of scale-up in the design of full'scale plant, which will permit designers to optimise circuits and minimise capital and operating costs.
ActivityPredicting the recovery of composite mineral particles in froth flotation
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $484,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how listeners use cues from the way speech sounds are produced to break the speech stream into individual, recognisable words. The project investigates Australian languages which show unusual patterns in the production of speech sounds to generate new knowledge about speech perception and production. Outcomes will include advances in theories of speech processing, informing the development of speech processing systems, and contributions to Indigenous cultural maintenance.
ActivityLexical access in Australian languages
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $197,433
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how labour performed by young people in the hospitality industry contributes to the creation of economic value. The project intends to examine the specific practices through which hospitality workers create value as well as the personal capacities and forms of identity that allow young people to become a successful part of the hospitality labour force. The knowledge gained in this project will inform current social and political debate about working conditions, wages and penalty rates in the service economy. This project will enhance growth and job creation within the service sector together with the quality of Australia's service workforce.
ActivityYoung hospitality workers and value creation in the service economy
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $420,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to address the cybersecurity problem of securing telecommunication networks to prevent data leakage. Current widely-adopted data-encryption approaches to secure communications will be broken with large'scale quantum computers, and existing information-theoretic approaches rely on the channel quality of the network. To circumvent these risks, this project proposes a new information security approach using information cached at devices to camouflage data. The project will future-proof secure communication systems against large'scale quantum computers, which threaten current encryption approaches. This should ensure that data transmitted over communication networks can never be revealed to interceptors or hackers, even in public WiFi.
ActivityInformation-theoretic secure communications via caching
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $395,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to exploit uncultured microorganisms to produce and characterise novel ultraviolet radiation-filter biosynthesis pathways. Current ultraviolet radiation-filtering compounds are toxic and persistent. There is a need for biodegradable, ultraviolet radiation filters that are safe for use across a variety of health and industrial applications. Over millions of years, the damaging effect of ultraviolet radiation has exerted selective pressure on organisms that has driven the evolutionary diversity of natural radiation-filtering compounds. This project expects to characterise and harness the microbial diversity of unique high ultraviolet radiation ecosystems via synthetic biology to produce industrially and pharmacologically useful ultraviolet radiation filters.
ActivityNovel ultraviolet radiation filters from extreme environments
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201830 Sep 201929 Sep 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $390,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a particle scale microprobe to capture the transient dynamics of biomass compaction, dilation and associated airflow for pneumatic conveying and potentially beyond. Low velocity, dense phase pneumatic transport presents the ideal method for transporting delicate biomass feedstocks. However, without the fundamental understanding of the compactive and dilative response of biomass ensembles, pneumatic conveyors will be over-designed and energy intensive. This project will enable accurate measurement of the motion, inertia and force information at the particle scale, to produce more accurate design protocols for dense phase biomass pneumatic transport.
ActivityModelling and characterisation of biomass materials for pneumatic transport
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $533,038
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to understand what governs the sensitivity of many technological and biological processes to the precise nature of the salt present in solution. The term -ion'specific- encompasses all the circumstances in which the influence of a salt in solution depends on the precise chemical nature of the salt, not just the electrical charge on the ions that form the salt. As such, ion'specific effects abound and have important consequences in most situations involving solutions, including cellular functions and battery technology. This project will enable us to understand and control the influence of specific ions, building on our recently described fundamental ion'specific series with colloid science experiments and quantum simulations. This project should overcome current challenges in predicting ion'specific effects leading to progress in a wide variety of applications of colloid and interface science, from sensor interfaces to self-assembly.
ActivityUnravelling the dominant drivers of ion specificity
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Nov 201818 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $49,983
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 5061 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
27 Jul 201803 Sep 201829 Aug 201821 Sep 2019 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $50,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Agency Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme – Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2322 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
26 Nov 201921 Feb 202018 Feb 202025 Mar 2021 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $702,521
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeCompared to normal cells, cancer cells utilise a different mixture of fuels to sustain high rates of growth. Thus a better understanding of cancer metabolism will uncover vulnerabilities that can be exploited in the clinic. We have discovered a molecular mechanism that coordinates two key metabolic processes essential for cancer cell survival. Our project involves colon cancer but because this mechanism is present in many other cancer types we anticipate broad significance of our work.
ActivityGNT1162753 | Role of lncRNA glycoLINC in coordinating the Warburg effect and serine metabolism
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $892,047
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposePremature birth is a major and growing health problem and can lead to serious behavioural and cognitive disorders in later life. Even moderately prematurely born children are at increased risk of developing these disorders. We propose that premature loss of support from growth promoting steroid hormones from the placenta lead to suboptimal development. This project will examine the effectiveness of replacing these hormones in prematurely born neonates for improving outcomes in childhood.
ActivityGNT1161981 | Replacement therapies for improving outcome following preterm birth
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $572,394
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project will explore the application of novel therapeutic strategies to mitigate the growing health burden of male infertility and in doing so, answer the long'standing call for evidence based medicine in andrological practice.
ActivityGNT1163319 | Targeted disruption of lipoxygenase enzymes to prevent oxidative stress-mediated pathologies in the male germline
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $507,127
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeMale development, fertility, and lifelong health are fundamentally supported by testicular androgens. For decades we believed we fully understood how androgens are produced, however recent research has identified a second 'backdoor' pathway playing a key role in male development. We will selectively block either (or both) pathways in mice to determine how each promotes correct male development and function. The unique knowledge gained will underpin efforts to support lifelong male health.
ActivityGNT1158344 | The Importance of Classical Versus Backdoor Androgen Production Pathways in Masculinisation, Fertility and Lifelong Male Health
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, UNITED KINGDOM
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $1,833,513
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis study will test whether vaporised nicotine products (VNPs) help people with drug and alcohol issues to quit smoking.
ActivityGNT1160245 | A trial of vaporised nicotine products for smoking cessation following discharge from drug and alcohol residential withdrawal services
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, VIC, QLD, Overseas AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, UNITED KINGDOM
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $751,653
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeMood disorders are a socially debilitating group of diseases including anxiety and depression, together constituting the most common mental health conditions suffered by Australians. We have identified a novel brain circuit that links emotional stress with mood disorders. This application seeks to now understand how best to manipulate this circuit to stabilise mood disorders such as depression, social withdrawal and anxiety.
ActivityGNT1165679 | A novel pathways linking stress with mood disorders
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $1,266,560
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeAsthma exacerbations are triggered by infections or allergens and are often poorly responsive to therapy. The specific factors inducing episodes remain largely unknown but are linked to activation of innate immunity. We found that the cytokine IL-36 is linked to activation and expansion of innate lymphoid cells, which may regulate exacerbations. Our studies will further define involvement of these cells in the mechanism underlying exacerbation providing novel insights into new treatments.
ActivityGNT1165487 | Modelling the role of innate immune cells in exacerbation of asthma
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $1,493,752
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis team has spent over 20 years developing specific dynamin inhibitors, and have now identified a single novel class of dynamin inhibitors that will be rapidly developed as the primary chemical series for combination therapy with cetuximab. In this project, we propose to advance our many years of work to develop this series of dynamin inhibitors to a pre-clinical lead candidate suitable for clinical development.
ActivityGNT1162515 | Dynamin modulators for reversing immunotherapy resistance in head and neck cancer
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $886,504
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeEmphysema is a major cause of illness and death and there are no good treatments. It is caused by smoking that induces lung inflammation and disease. Cellular respiration can become defective causing oxidative stress and inflammation and we think that these may drive emphysema. We have developed new treatments that restore cell respiration and stop oxidative stress. We will assess altered respiration and oxidative stress in emphysema and stop and/or reverse these changes with our new therapies.
ActivityGNT1156589 | Development of new therapies for COPD
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, UNITED KINGDOM
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $425,394
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeMobile phones have become an integral part of our lives. They rely on radiofrequency electromagnetic energy to communicate information. Despite the ever-growing exposure of our population to this form of energy, the potential effects on biological systems have not been resolved and are currently under active debate. Here, we shall exploit the unique properties of the sperm cell as a powerful model with which to improve our understanding of the effects of RF-EME on biology.
ActivityGNT1156997 | Utilising the male germline to define our understanding of the biological effects of radio frequency electromagnetic energy
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $501,022
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeImpaired lung growth that results from respiratory infections in early life negatively impacts on respiratory health and may lead to the development of asthma and emphysema. The identification and exploitation of the factors that promote normal healthy lung development may lead to new strategies to prevent and treat respiratory diseases. We have identified a new type of cell that we think are critical for lung development. This may have substantial health and economic benefits in the future.
ActivityGNT1156898 | Understanding how group 2 innate lymphoid cells in early life regulate postnatal lung development and susceptibility to chronic respiratory diseases
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $1,552,842
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeKidney disease is a major contributor to the life expectancy disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Using non-invasive methods, this study will assess the impact of maternal kidney size, diabetes, alcohol, nutrition and smoking on a baby's kidney growth.
ActivityGNT1159616 | The Relationship between Maternal Health and Infant Renal Development and Function
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $578,528
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposePreeclampsia affects 3-5 percent of all pregnancies and is associated with significant maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. The pathophysiology of preeclampsia can be attributed to inadequate development of the placenta. This proposal builds on our recent data to investigate the role of the multi-functional membrane bound and soluble prorenin receptor (s(P)RR), in placentation, and the functional significance of the high levels of s(P)RR in the maternal circulation in women with preeclampsia.
ActivityGNT1161957 | Factors regulating maternal levels of soluble (pro)renin receptor and its role in the pathogenesis of preeclampsia
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, VIC, QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $461,473
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Project
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeProgesterone is currently a leading therapy for preventing preterm birth. Unfortunately, many women are insensitive to the relaxatory effects of progesterone. We discovered a dual-action agent that (1) maintains uterine progesterone receptor expression in a state that is consistent with progesterone sensitivity, and (2) directly inhibits uterine contractions. This agent has potential to increase the percentage of women that respond to progesterone, while exerting 'dual action' as a tocolytic.
ActivityGNT1162684 | Uterine-Targeted Delivery of Dual Action Therapy for Preventing Preterm Birth
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Oct 201821 Dec 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $3,046,294
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Targeted Research
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeDementia is a significant issue for Indigenous Australians which affects people living with dementia, their families and communities. Yet the issue of dementia in Indigenous communities remains poorly understood.This study will test a community-based intervention aimed at improving dementia diagnosis and care for Indigenous people in communities across Australia.
ActivityGNT1150361 | Addressing health and care needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with dementia and their communities: A cluster RCT
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, VIC, QLD, NT AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
25 Mar 201805 Jun 201801 Jun 201831 May 2023 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $50,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2155 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
24 Oct 201926 Nov 201925 Nov 201931 Dec 2020 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $49,844
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2284 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
24 Oct 201826 Nov 201823 Nov 201815 Dec 2019 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $89,198
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Postgraduate Scholarships
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project seeks to develop a better understanding about patients without coeliac disease who are gluten or wheat sensitive, and help to inform clinicians which of these patients may benefit from a long term gluten free diet. In particular, this project will focus on the role of wheat and gluten in the generation of dyspeptic symptoms, and the condition functional dyspepsia.
ActivityGNT1150636 | The role of wheat proteins in dyspepsia
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
24 Oct 201706 Mar 201801 Jan 201831 Jan 2020 2016-17
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $179,118
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component TRIP Fellowships
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeI am an emerging leader in research translation with over 15 years experience in health promotion service provision and a rapidly growing research track record. I have led implementation of interventions in diverse settings, with various partners and across multiple health topics. The proposed research translation project will assess the implementation of an intervention to improve antenatal care provider delivery of screening, brief advice and referral for alcohol use by pregnant women.
ActivityGNT1150476 | Improving the implementation of screening, brief advice and referral for alcohol use by pregnant women attending public antenatal clinics
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
24 Oct 201713 Mar 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2019 2016-17
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $55,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Agency Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme – Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2072 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
24 Jan 201924 Jan 202024 Jan 202026 Feb 2021 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $50,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2322 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
23 May 201805 Jul 201828 Jun 201801 Aug 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Shortland  $52,394
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2282 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
23 Mar 201811 Apr 201806 Apr 201809 May 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $33,043
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2320 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
21 Nov 201813 Feb 201904 Feb 201911 Dec 2019 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $49,123
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2318 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
21 Mar 201908 May 201907 May 201911 Jun 2020 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $545,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeComminution is a key operation in mineral processing that utilises grinding mills to reduce the size of ore for further mineral enrichment processing. The aim of this project is to provide a step change improvement in the operational efficiency and service life of grinding mills through the development of advanced numerical models to simulate the grinding mill process. The outcome will be a hierarchical deep learning program to select optimal model parameters from which computational algorithms will optimise grinding mill geometries. This research project will deliver substantial improvements to equipment used to process our most valuable exports and result in immediate industry impact.
ActivityDeep Learning Augmented Intelligent Grinding Mill Simulation and Design
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
21 Feb 202025 Feb 202021 Feb 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $51,113
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2292 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
21 Feb 201808 May 201801 May 201830 May 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $66,380
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Environment and Energy
Agency Department of the Environment and Energy
Program Antarctica: Science, Policy and Presence
Component Australian Antarctic Science Program 2018-19
CategoryNatural Resources - Conservation and Protection Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeCalcium carbonate deposits formed under the Antarctic Ice Sheet (AIS) at peak glacial conditions contain information about both the existence of life'sustaining environments at the ice-bedrock interface and processes that generate basal meltwater. These dark, cold environments sustained diverse microbial communities thrived because there were diverse energy sources and, astonishingly, sometimes hosted microorganisms commonly associated with hydrothermalism. The subglacial carbonates reveal that subglacial volcanism occurred at glacial maxima and created sub-AIS oases where life thrived. Volcanically-induced basal meltwater discharge may have also contributed to ice sheet destabilization as well contributing to the influx of Fe-laden freshwater into the Southern Ocean. Consequently,the study of well-dated sub-AIS carbonates will increase knowledge of Life on our's and other planets, as well as poorly known subglacial hydrology and processes under the AIS.
ActivityAntarctic subglacial carbonates as archives of subglacial volcanism and Life in extreme conditions
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Sep 201919 Dec 201905 Dec 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $4,110,000
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Health Policy Research and Analysis
Component 2019 MRFF Rapid Applied Research Translation (RART) funding commencing in 2019
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeHealth and medical research
ActivityNSW Regional Health Partners - MRFF Rapid Applied Research Translation, Stage Two
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Jul 201922 Oct 201919 Jul 201930 Jun 2021 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $49,925
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2570 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Jul 201916 Sep 201913 Sep 201921 Oct 2020 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $2,000,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Health policy Research and Analysis
Component Rapid Applied Research Translation
CategoryMedical Research
PurposeRapid Applied Research Translation
ActivityRapid Applied Research Translation
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
19 Dec 201816 Apr 201929 Mar 201931 Mar 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $820,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project is concerned with the development and advancement of the PFAS Harvester: a novel poly-generation thermal process for combined destruction and resource recovery from PFAS contaminated media. The proposed research seeks to determine the fundamental science underpinning the creation of the PFAS Harvester and identify operating conditions necessary to support its commercial rollout. The project will pay a special attention to field testing of a pilot'scale prototype of the technology using PFAS concentrates generated at an active remediation site. The project is expected to deliver the scientific building blocks necessary for development of the Harvester; representing a vital step towards an end-to-end PFAS remediation solution.
ActivityPFAS Harvester: A Technology for Destruction / Resource Recovery from PFAS
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
18 Sep 201924 Sep 201918 Sep 201931 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $589,007
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposePreviously the major means of dealing with per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is by adsorption, to collect and remove PFAS from contaminated sites. However, PFAS still exist, non-degraded and waiting for destruction. Targeting slurry waste from current remediation / adsorption plants, this project aims to efficiently degrade PFAS by combining electrochemical oxidation with sono-chemistry to enhance degradation capacity, to accelerate PFAS desorption / transportation from slurry waste, to avoid electrode fouling and to detoxify PFAS. The expected outcome of this project is to clean up contaminated sites, including PFAS / precursors and other persistent organic pollutants, leading to significant environmental benefits.
ActivityCombination of electrochemistry with sono to destroy and detoxify PFAS
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
18 Sep 201924 Sep 201918 Sep 201931 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $50,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2430 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 May 201919 Jun 201918 Jun 201902 Jul 2020 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $456,527
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeCyanobacterial blooms in wastewater treatment plants impact on effluent quality and the utility of recycled water, posing a significant risk to the economy, the environment and public health. To understand the causes of cyanobacterial blooms in pond-based wastewater treatment plants and the risk they pose, this project will use the latest molecular techniques to examine how the microbial communities within these systems interact with each other and their surrounding environment to form blooms and produce toxins and other harmful metabolites. Such knowledge will inform risk assessment and provide strategies for the mitigation of future bloom events, improving the security of our increasingly valuable recycled water resources.
ActivityMitigating the risk of cyanobacterial blooms in wastewater ponds
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 Feb 201930 Apr 201917 Feb 201931 Dec 2021 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $49,713
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2292 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
17 Apr 201829 May 201824 May 201828 Aug 2019 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $483,404
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Career Development Fellowship
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeDr Tanwar's work is directed at elucidating the proteins involved in both normal and abnormal reproductive development and has demonstrated that molecular signals integral to reproductive tract development are the same signals that are disrupted during disease, driving the pathogenesis of ovarian and endometrial cancers. Based on this knowledge, he seeks to develop novel treatments for ovarian and endometrial cancers to improve clinical outcomes.
ActivityGNT1159094 | Translational Research Program in Gynaecological Cancers
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
16 Jul 201815 Aug 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $724,175
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Research Fellowship
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposePhysical inactivity has been described as a -global pandemic- and less than 20 percent of young Australians are sufficiently active. School-based interventions can increase young people's activity levels, but only they must be delivered at'scale to improve population health. My vision for the next 5 years is to improve the health of the population by optimising the uptake and implementation of efficacious physical activity interventions in schools.
ActivityGNT1154507 | Optimising the adoption and implementation of evidence-based physical activity interventions in schools
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
16 Jul 201815 Aug 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2023 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $792,275
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Research Fellowship
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeMy research aims to develop a better understanding of the physiological processes of poisoning and envenoming in patients and undertake studies to determine the effectiveness of antidotes and antivenoms in treatment of these conditions. Ongoing major areas of research include observational and interventional studies in envenomed patients in Australia and Sri-Lanka and multicentre research into the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs in overdose.
ActivityGNT1154503 | Improving Health Outcomes for Envenoming and Poisoning: Studies of Risk Assessment and Interventions
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
16 Jul 201821 Aug 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2023 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $2,497,648
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Centres of Research Excellence
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeChronic diseases are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality globally and in Australia. While we know of ways to prevent chronic disease, these are often not adopted by services responsible for chronic disease prevention in the community. This CRE will bring together renowned researchers, policy makers and stakeholders, who will work together to develop knowledge, resources and strategies to help community services deliver the chronic disease prevention programs that we know work.
ActivityGNT1153479 | NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Implementation for Community Chronic Disease Prevention.
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
16 Jul 201828 Aug 201801 Nov 201831 Oct 2023 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $338,192
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Early Career Fellowships
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis research aims to explore non-pharmacological strategies for smoking cessation to support Aboriginal mothers quit smoking during pregnancy. Through an analysis of current evidence for non-pharmacotherapy strategies to smoking cessation and engaging with Aboriginal women and communities using Indigenous research methodologies, this research will unite Aboriginal knowledges, wisdom and expertise with scientific knowledge validated through a cluster trial in Aboriginal Medical Services.
ActivityGNT1158670 | Non-pharmacological strategies for smoking cessation during pregnancy with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
16 Jul 201828 Aug 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $437,036
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Career Development Fellowship
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeAsthma is a chronic disease of the airways that afflicts 2.5 million Australians and poses a significant burden on the healthcare system. Environmental triggers of asthma induce airway destructive inflammation, which is orchestrated through epithelial cells. Investigations are aimed at understanding how a new type of airway epithelial cell and a novel metabolite regulate inflammation and disease and can be therapeutically targeted to reduce the severity of asthma.
ActivityGNT1162666 | Investigation of the role of novel cell types and metabolites in the pathogenesis of asthma
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
16 Jul 201828 Aug 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $585,270
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Practitioner Fellowship
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeAsthma remains a significant problem because it is common, and because of the burden of severe asthma. This research will address asthma prevalence in childhood by targeting asthma therapy in pregnancy to reduce childhood asthma. New targeted therapies in severe asthma will be assessed and their optimum use defined.
ActivityGNT1155810 | Targeted treatment to reduce asthma prevalence and the impact of severe asthma
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
16 Jul 201804 Sep 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2023 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $327,192
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Early Career Fellowships
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeTobacco and alcohol use, inactivity, diet, and obesity are the main modifiable health risks for chronic disease in Australia. Effective school-based programs addressing these health risks are not routinely implemented. My research will generate evidence regarding the benefits, harms, cost and effective methods to implement these programs at scale, which is essential for policy makers to prioritise and improve the routine implementation of school-based chronic disease prevention interventions.
ActivityGNT1160419 | Improving the translation of school-based interventions targeting health risk behaviours for chronic disease
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
16 Jul 201819 Sep 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $417,192
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Early Career Fellowships
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe controlled death and replacement of cells in our bodies is critical for healthy physiology, development and resolving of inflammation. Many cells can -eat- other cells, and normally dead/dying cells are rapidly removed. Defects in this process contribute to chronic inflammation and disease. We aim to develop new drugs that enhance dead cell clearance, to better understand how it works and offer a new therapeutic approach for chronic inflammatory lung diseases of emphysema, COPD and asthma.
ActivityGNT1159582 | Apoptotic cell clearance: from basic biology to new therapeutic strategies for chronic respiratory disease
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, BELGIUM
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
16 Jul 201819 Sep 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2022 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $649,175
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Research Fellowship
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe purpose of this research is to improve our understanding of the molecular and cellular processes regulating sperm function and to determine how these processes become so severely disrupted in cases of male infertility. This information will be used to identify novel diagnostic biomarkers of sperm function and develop innovative therapeutic strategies to alleviate the burden of male infertility.
ActivityGNT1154837 | Mechanistic and translational studies in male reproductive health
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
16 Jul 201819 Sep 201801 Jan 201931 Dec 2023 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $44,246
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2330 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
16 Jan 201913 Feb 201913 Feb 201925 Mar 2020 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $24,918
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 3461 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Oct 201818 Dec 201818 Dec 201812 Jan 2020 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $30,047
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2264 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Mar 201803 Apr 201829 Mar 201830 Oct 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $959,597
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Social Services
Agency Department of Social Services
Program Families and Communities
Component 3AP1 Perpetrators
CategoryFamily and Domestic Violence Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeSeed funding for new, innovative community based projects that identify gaps in delivery of perpetrator services and trial of innovative solutions.
Activity3AP The Perpetrator Support Innovation Fund
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
15 Feb 201803 Jul 201801 Jun 201830 Jun 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $46,602
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2322 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
14 Nov 201810 Dec 201805 Dec 201811 Jan 2020 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $25,426
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2281 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
14 Jun 201806 Aug 201804 Aug 201804 Jan 2019 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $196,974
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Partnership Projects
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis study proposes a 3-year program that integrates technology (via the eCliPSE tool) into the management of mental health and alcohol/other drug use. It will test the impact of direct-to-consumer marketing with an integrated service translation model, which engages clinical services to sustainable integrate eClPSE into routine service provision. Uptake, impact, and service improvement for comorbidity will be the key outcomes for the study.
ActivityGNT1170181 | The eCliPSE Project: implementing evidence-based eHealth interventions for comorbid mental health and alcohol/other drug use problems into health and community settings
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
14 Jan 201914 Mar 201901 Apr 201931 Mar 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $941,275
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Partnership Projects
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis is the first RCT of its kind. It will test the effectiveness of a strategy to support childcare services with implementing continuous free play schedules where children have the opportunity to access outdoor areas whenever no structured activities are in place. Such schedules improve child activity and are consistent with national sector regulatory guidelines. The research will provide a model for supporting services with implementing health promoting guidelines at a population level.
ActivityGNT1170042 | A randomised trial of a multi-component implementation intervention to support childcare services with scheduling opportunities for outdoor free play consistent with sector guidelines
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, CANADA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
14 Jan 201914 Mar 201901 Apr 201931 Mar 2023 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $1,408,506
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Partnership Projects
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeAlthough people with cancer can improve their quality and length of life by quitting smoking, few such patients are provided with the kind of assistance needed to help them quit smoking. This research trial will involve working with doctors, nurses and allied health staff in cancer centres to help them to integrate smoking cessation care into their current practice.
ActivityGNT1169324 | Improving outcomes for cancer patients who smoke: The Care to Quit stepped wedge randomised trial to implement best-practice cessation care in cancer centres
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
14 Jan 201914 Mar 201901 Apr 201931 Mar 2024 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $298,835
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Partnership Projects
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeEnhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) pathways can improve patient recovery after colorectal cancer surgery. However, there are a range of barriers which limit adherence to ERAS pathways. We will test the effectiveness of an interactive web-based program in improving patient quality of life and increasing days alive and out of hospital following surgery. The program has significant potential to improve quality of life for patients and to reduce health care costs.
ActivityGNT1169822 | Testing the impact of an Interactive Health Communication Application on days alive out of hospital and quality of life following surgery for colorectal cancer
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
14 Jan 201914 Mar 201901 Apr 201931 Mar 2024 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $51,686
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2066 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
14 Dec 201716 Feb 201830 Jan 201807 Mar 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $43,894
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2283 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
13 Sep 201930 Sep 201927 Sep 201906 Oct 2020 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $49,562
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2060 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
13 May 201801 Aug 201830 Jul 201801 Apr 2020 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $782,256
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency Department of Health
Program Health Policy Research and Analysis
Component 2019 MRFF International Clinical Trials PRC1 funding commencing 2019
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeSurgical Site Infections (wound infections) affect at least 1 in 4 patients who have emergency abdominal (belly) surgery. New types of dressings might reduce infections, but they also usually cost more than older types. Single Use Negative Pressure Dresssings (SUNPD) have a pump within them that removes fluid from the wound, which may reduce the infection rate. This trial aims to test whether the extra cost of these dressings produces benefits for patients in reducing the infection rate.
ActivitySunrrise Australia - A randomised clinical trial of Single Use Negative pRessure dressing for Reduction In Surgical site infection following Emergency laparotomy
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
13 Aug 201918 Oct 201901 Oct 201930 Sep 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $910,060
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Targeted Research
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposePer- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that came into wide'spread use in the second half of the twentieth century. The abundance and low biodegradability of PFAS around many sites in Australia has raised important questions about the health effects of long term exposure. We will use new technologies to re-create the mucosal barrier surfaces in the laboratory to screen for the acute and chronic impacts of PFAS exposure both in the healthy and diseased states.
ActivityUsing advanced technologies to investigate the impact of PFAS exposure on the human mucosal barrier and interaction with pre-existing medical conditions
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2024 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $1,301,122
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Targeted Research
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThere is a pressing unmet need for evidence-based assessment of the health impacts of PFAS contamination on our communities. Here, we shall exploit our multidisciplinary expertise to improve our understanding of the biological effects of PFAS and explore effective strategies to reduce the risk of adverse health sequela arising from PFAS exposure.
ActivityUtilising male fertility as a biomarker of health to understand the biological effects of PFAS
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2024 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $1,197,295
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Targeted Research
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis proposal will incorporate Indigenous worldviews 'Winanga-li (to know)', of nutrition in the perinatal and early childhood periods and will undertake a participatory action research plan to consult, develop, implement and evaluate mobile phone app to support women during this time. Further this proposal will build on the body of evidence of nutritional intake of Indigenous women and their children and will be translated into changes to national policy related to nutrition.
ActivityWinanga-li: Indigenous worldview's incorporated into m-health approaches for Indigenous women and children
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2023 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $637,703
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Ideas
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe balance system has a remarkable, but untapped capacity for self-repair. An intrinsic feedback mechanism, the Efferent Vestibular System (EVS) is known to play a major role in this self-repair. Surprisingly, we know little about EVS function in animals or humans. We will study the EVS in mice to gain a better understanding of how and when it works. This information will help us develop therapies, based on EVS and self-repair, that treat balance disorders such as dizziness and motion sickness.
ActivityThe Efferent Vestibular System as a new target to treat balance disorders and motion sickness
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, UNITED STATES
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $741,610
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Ideas
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis study will test a potential new strategy for treating the devastating blood cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). In exciting preliminary studies we have identified a molecular pathway that is over-activated in poor response AML patients. We have shown that inhibiting this pathway with new pharmaceuticals kills AML cells, and that these drugs work in synergy with standard AML therapies. We will now test the efficacy of this new treatment strategy in pre-clinical studies.
ActivityTargeting DNA-PK in acute myeloid leukaemia
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $982,622
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Ideas
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeGene expression is regulated by a myriad of transcriptional and posttranscriptional mechanisms in the brain. We have shown that several of these, including RNA splicing, circular RNA biogenesis and microRNA, are altered in schizophrenia; but we need to know how they are affected by disease-associated genetic and environmental influences. We will explore this question at single cell resolution in the human brain to identify new drug targets and biomarkers that will improve treatment.
ActivityDysregulation of the RNA regulatory matrix in schizophrenia
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, UNITED STATES
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $462,635
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Ideas
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeSelectively increasing blood flow through bypass vessels can help save the brain from stroke. We have teamed up with researchers from Harvard University who produce vasodilating drugs, which are packaged into incredibly small delivery devices called nanoparticles. These nanoparticles only release the drug when exposed to levels of shear stress only found in brain bypass vessels. This grant will explore the potential of these nanoparticles as a new therapy for stroke.
ActivityShear-activated nanotherapeutics to selectively enhance collateral cerebral blood flow during ischaemic stroke
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, UNITED STATES
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $559,753
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Ideas
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project will explore mechanisms controlling stem cell function in the testis, and in doing so, will create a platform to improve therapeutic approaches for restoring fertility in paediatric cancer survivors that have been rendered infertile by chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
ActivityInvestigating the role of hypoxic niche microenvironments and hypoxia-induced transcription factors in regulating spermatogonial stem cell function
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $564,008
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Ideas
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThere are many disease states that affect the oesophagus, and for each of these, existing treatments are not meeting the needs of the patient. Drug delivery to the oesophagus is a significant challenge, as the anatomy and physiology of the oesophagus serves as an effective barrier against the external environment. The goal of this project is to develop innovative and improved treatments for oesophageal diseases. The comprehensive study design will advance the oesophageal drug delivery field.
ActivityDevelopment of Improved Treatments for Oesophageal Diseases
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, Overseas AUSTRALIA, NETHERLANDS
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $546,800
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Ideas
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeAcute myeloid leukaemia (AML) is a devastating blood cancer that claims about 450 lives in Australia each year. Many patients initially do well on chemotherapy, but AML often returns with new genetic abnormalities, making it difficult to cure. To treat AML effectively, we need to know how it evolves over time. This project will test whether AML evolution can be influenced by epigenetic modifications - chemical changes to DNA that alter how genes are used without changing the genetic sequence.
ActivityProbing Epigenetic Clonal Evolution in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia.
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $372,612
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Ideas
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposePredicting the development of bone metastases in prostate cancer is a clinical challenge. Nerves and neurotrophic factors are new activators of prostate cancer progression, and this project will test their clinical performance to identify patients at risk of developing bone metastases. This would maximise surveillance and treatment for men at risk.
ActivityThe perineural niche to predict the development of bone metastases in prostate cancer
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2021 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $673,293
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Ideas
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeWithin a subset of infertile men diagnosed with Oligoasthenoteratozoospermia (OAT), the reason why they produce low numbers of sperm, with poor motility and morphology is because during spermatogeneisis, an imbalance in the level of proteins regulating alternative splicing occurs. This comes about through heat stress. This in turn, causes lower amounts of protein phosphatase isoform 2, a known cause of OAT.
ActivityHeat-shock induced alternative splicing and its role in oligoasthenoteratozoospermia
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, VIC, Overseas AUSTRALIA, UNITED STATES
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2023 2018-19
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $500,185
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Ideas
CategoryHealth and Medical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposePathological pain is a debilitating condition that arises from many diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease, stroke, arthritis, and diabetes. Despite these far reaching impacts, our current pain treatments remain limited due to our poor understanding on how pain signals pass from the body to the brain. This proposal focuses on an unstudied pathway whereby pain signals sent to the brain are shared with local spinal pain circuits, with the potential to greatly influence pain experience.
ActivityProjection neuron axon collaterals in the dorsal horn: the missing link in spinal pain processing?
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Nov 201916 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $760,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to establish a cutting edge adaptive electrical capacitance volume tomography facility for real-time metering / imaging of multi-phase flows. Optimisation of these flows which are encountered in many industries, is paramount in today's carbon-constrained global economy. This project expects to generate the new knowledge necessary for such optimisations. Expected outcomes include enhanced national capability for characterisation of multi-phase flows in real-time under both ambient and high temperatures. This should benefit and greatly facilitate the commercial rollout of novel technologies in industrial sectors as diverse as mineral processing, clean energy, fuels/chemicals, oil/gas, food and environmental remediation.
ActivityAdaptive Electrical Capacitance Volume Tomography for Multiphase Flows
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Feb 202021 Feb 202012 Feb 202031 Dec 2020 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $400,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeGenomics has led to the discovery of both the fine and gross characteristics of specific microbial physiologies. This project aims to take the genetic diversity inherent in microbial systems and exploit it for biotechnology applications, using the cutting-edge facilities available for synthetic biology. The acquisition of a long-read sequencing platform, droplet digital PCR machine, pulsed-field electrophoresis apparatus, DNA library system and small scale bioreactor will address the limitations of short-read sequencing, large fragment cloning and gene expression technologies, currently creating bottlenecks for synthetic biologists.
ActivitySynthetic Biology: from Genomics to Valuable Bioproducts
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Feb 202021 Feb 202012 Feb 202031 Dec 2020 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
New England  $25,000
Address University Drive 2351 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Department of Education and Training
Program Higher Education Support
Component 2.3 Higher Education Support
CategoryHigher Education Closed Non-Competitive
PurposeThis grant is to assist universities with the cost of systems changes associated with implementing the Government's tranparency in higher education expenditure data collection
ActivityTransparency in higher education expenditure - contribution towards university systems change costs
Delivery Area 2351 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
12 Feb 201825 Jun 201804 Jun 201830 Jun 2018 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $50,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 4703 QLD AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
11 Sep 201930 Sep 201927 Sep 201905 Aug 2020 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $52,500
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 5031 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
11 Jan 201821 Feb 201816 Feb 201816 Mar 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $247,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeIn 2015, State Library Victoria (SLV) received the bequest of the Emmerson Collection: a national treasure of over 5000 early modern rare books and manuscripts, the first and only early modern archive of scale to be held by an Australian institution. Bringing together experts in early modern studies and the digital humanities with specialist library staff, this project will uncover the contents and scope of the collection and promote its international scholarly significance to the wider world. In doing so, it will develop new digital tools designed to unlock the value of this unique public resource for a wide range of end-users.
ActivityTransforming the early modern archive: the Emmerson Collection at SLV
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
11 Apr 201930 Apr 201901 Jul 201930 Jun 2022 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $365,058
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to identify biomarkers of stallion fertility and early pregnancy in thoroughbred and Standardbred horses using biochemistry, proteomics and ribonucleic acid analyses. Responding to industry calls for improved methods of detecting and managing infertility in both stallions and mares, this project will connect Australian horse breeders and international clinical experts with the world renowned reproductive Priority Research Centre with the intended outcome of novel reproductive technologies and diagnostic tests. This should both secure international competitiveness and significantly enhance profitability and employment in this culturally significant industry.
ActivityMolecular mechanisms of equine fertility and early recognition of pregnancy
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $365,994
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop and test a contextual emotion regulation model, positing that effective regulation depends on how -who-, -when-, and -why- emotions are regulated. This project will combine naturalistic smartphone assessment with lab techniques to develop a generative and comprehensive theoretical model. Using this model, this project expects to reshape how emotion regulation is studied, and understand how emotion regulation shapes well-being. The findings will have implications for well-being, and provide a basis from which to develop community programs.
ActivityPutting emotion regulation in context
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201828 Feb 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $488,418
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a new way of improving mineral flotation recovery of coarse particles. In mechanical cells, coarse particles can be detached due to high power input needed to suspend the solids. Fluidised beds provide a much gentler environment, but the flotation process cannot be optimally controlled because the bed conditions are determined by the incoming feed. This project will propose the addition of foreign particles that can be tuned to generate optimal conditions within the fluidised bed that maximise rate of capture of selected particles whilst minimising their tendency to detach. This new approach is expected to increase the size range of floatable particles resulting in a major reduction in grinding energy requirements.
ActivityTuneable energy dissipation for optimal flotation recovery
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 May 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $412,121
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine how genetic manipulation of cell wall invertase (CWIN) activity could regulate pollen germination, elongation and fruit set under heat stress using tomato as a model. Plant reproductive processes are highly susceptible to heat stress, which often leads to pollination failure and fruit and seed abortion, hence irreversible yield loss. Research has established that CWIN-mediated sugar metabolism and signaling may play crucial roles in pollen growth and fruit set under heat stress. The intended outcome is the generation of critical knowledge that will advance understanding on reproductive development under heat stress, thereby providing significant benefits, such as novel ideas and solutions for improving crop yield.
ActivityImproving plant reproductive success under heat stress: A sweet approach
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201804 Jun 201804 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $327,019
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how people value time during decision making. Using an innovative combination of carefully designed experiments and state-of-the-art mathematical cognitive models, this project expects to generate new knowledge regarding how efficiently people allocate time when making decisions, the factors that allow people to perform optimally and those that lead to suboptimal performance. The anticipated outcome of the project is a new framework for understanding the optimality of human decision making. This outcome has the potential benefit of providing insight into decision mechanisms across a range of contexts, particularly ageing and models of applied decision making.
ActivityThe value of time during decisions
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Apr 201831 Mar 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $365,812
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop novel computational methods for predicting failure rates in geographically distributed pipeline networks affected by ground movements, one of the main triggers of bursts and leakages in buried pipe infrastructure. The project will be based on a blend of experimental work and development of simulation tools to quantify the coupled effects of pipe deterioration, poor backfilling and ground movements in aged and new pipelines. The results will feed towards the formulation of a framework for the large'scale stress analysis of segmented and continuous pipes, capable of using as input high-resolution geospatial observations and predictions of ground movements.
ActivityLarge-scale geotechnical analysis of new and aged pipeline infrastructure
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $357,999
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to redevelop the most commonly used social cost of carbon dioxide (SC-CO2) modeling framework using the best available scientific data and state-of-the-art uncertainty quantification techniques, providing government and industry decision-makers with a robust tool to tackle a carbon-constrained future. This project will deliver improved, robust estimates of the SC-CO2, a proxy for a price on carbon emissions that is used by governments, businesses, and financial bodies. This will enable Australia to play a leading and proactive role in the international pursuit of significant and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
ActivityUncertainty in the social cost of carbon dioxide: control theoretic methods
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Oct 201830 Sep 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $333,267
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate how floods have varied over the past 2000 years. Floods are a recurrent and natural part of Australia's hydroclimate and are influenced strongly by climate variability. However, these influences are not yet completely understood or accounted for. This project will use novel insights from 2000 years of climate reconstructions to generate new knowledge about how bad flooding can get and what causes flood frequency to change over time. A decision-making framework that allows for all the uncertainties associated with managing floods will also be developed. This will provide a critical evaluation of the accuracy of existing flood estimates, and also the reliability of infrastructure and policy based on those estimates.
ActivityFlooding in Australia - are we properly prepared for how bad it can get-
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201830 Apr 201830 Jun 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $353,664
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to clone and functionally characterise previously unknown membrane proteins that facilitate high rates of sucrose efflux from cells located at key transport bottlenecks regulating sucrose transport throughout the plant body and hence plant productivity. These aims will be realised through employing systems specifically designed to clone and functionally characterise sucrose efflux proteins encoded in plant genomes. Expected outcomes will be an understanding of sucrose transport throughout the plant body, build a valuable international partnership and open up new biotechnological opportunities to improve crop yield.
ActivityIdentification of novel plant transporters responsible for sucrose efflux
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $473,315
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop an improved understanding of the effects of wall-ties on structural behaviour and reliability of masonry wall systems. A comparison of structural reliabilities for new and existing construction will provide quantitative evidence of whether or not existing design criteria are inconsistent, too conservative in some cases, or incautious in others. The ability to more accurately evaluate the safety of existing masonry structures will likely allow authorities to avoid unnecessary demolition or rehabilitation of such structures, or to correctly identify when such measures are essential. A more efficient use of structural masonry can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance the sustainability of construction.
ActivityStochastic hazard assessment of unreinforced masonry wall systems
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Feb 201831 Dec 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $184,426
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the Australian energy sector's responses to low emission pressures, comparing the role of different actors in the transition, and developing a model explaining the political dynamics of the transition. The project will provide policy-makers and industry leaders with the means to develop innovative policies and support best practice to assist Australia's transition towards energy competitiveness. This project expects to provide significant benefits such as new insights into the potential for a low emissions future for Australia.
ActivityLow carbon transition in the Australian energy sector
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201819 Feb 201818 Feb 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $802,912
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to contribute to understanding the molecular mechanisms of the role of a key protein, clathrin, in cell division. In doing so it expects to reveal new approaches to stop uncontrolled cell division and proliferation, the hallmarks of cancer. The outcomes could in the long term inform breakthroughs in cancer treatment, significant enhancements in life quality and a reduction in cancer death rates.
ActivityMicro-dissection of clathrins role in mitosis via chemical biology probes
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201809 Feb 201808 Feb 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $445,320
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to solve an intractable problem in froth flotation. Bubbles will be replaced by permeable, hydrophobic media, minimising the viscous hydrodynamic resistance that limits ultrafine particle recovery. The project expects to generate new knowledge relating the efficacy of the novel media to its underlying physical structure, composition, geometry, and interfacial structure. Expected outcomes include a framework for developing alternative, highly permeable, hydrophobic media, and new high performance separation technologies. This is expected to benefit large scale, low-cost, ultrafast processing of particulate suspensions in mineral processing and waste water treatment.
ActivityHydrophobic particle recovery using permeable hydrophobic media
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201829 Mar 201828 Mar 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $433,122
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to facilitate expanded wireless connectivity by designing novel random access strategies and multilevel channel codes to enable new massive multiple access communication strategies for cellular networks. The internet of things will play a fundamental role in the future of health monitoring and smart energy systems, critical components of human health and carbon emission reduction. Other domains including agriculture, manufacturing, home automation and smart cities will be revolutionized by embedded devices communicating wirelessly. This project aims to redesign cellular networks to accommodate billions of embedded devices and thus play an important role in facilitating the internet of things.
ActivityCommunications strategies for the internet of things
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Jun 201831 May 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $236,310
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project has three key aims. First, to test and contrast two empirical models of successful ageing. Secondly, to compare these empirical models with women's own perspectives of their ageing gained from prospective qualitative data. Thirdly, provide insights into women's experience of very old age through interviews with women in their 90s. In addition to interview data, the project will analyse data from the 1921-26 and 1946-51 cohorts of the Australian longitudinal study on women's health. The expected outcomes will provide significant benefits, such as projecting potential health trajectories as women enter their later years.
ActivityBeyond successful ageing: Longevity & healthy ageing among Australian women
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Mar 201804 Mar 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $163,460
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the final stage of doctoral examination across institutions in Australia, with particular emphasis on examiner feedback, candidate engagement with feedback, and the decision processes involved. This project expects to generate new knowledge in the least visible yet critical end stage of the doctoral examination process and its impact on thesis quality and candidate development. The expected outcomes will inform future examination models and contribute new knowledge on the role of feedback in doctoral examination, and assessment practices more generally.
ActivityThe impact of examiner feedback on doctoral learners and thesis outcomes
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201815 Jan 201828 Feb 2020 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $297,478
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to uncover new results for second order nonlinear elliptic partial differential equations via the use of uniqueness properties of solutions for related nonlinear parabolic partial differential equations. This will build on theory for fully nonlinear equations developed over the last 30 years. The project expects to generate new knowledge in the theory that will guide future research and have direct impact to applications in optimal transport, geometric problems and more applied areas including image analysis and mathematical finance. The project will enhance Australia's international reputation for research in the field and train some of the next generation of mathematical analysts.
ActivityParabolic methods for elliptic boundary value problems
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201801 Aug 201831 Jul 2021 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $567,574
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the path from professional development to changes in teaching practices and student achievement. As a randomised controlled trial, this study integrates sophisticated quantitative and qualitative methods, driving innovation in educational research. Expected outcomes include significant insights into how professional development can impact measurably in ways that benefit the ongoing renewal of Australia's teachers to enhance student outcomes. This project will provide evidence to inform teacher development policy and practice in order to enhance student outcomes.
ActivityInvestigating the efficacy, complexity and sustainability of teacher change
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Nov 201720 Feb 201804 Jun 201830 Jun 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $650,054
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop novel immobilisation, adsorption and/or thermal destruction methods for biosolids, soil and groundwater in current and legacy per- and poly-fluroalkyl substance (PFAS) sites receiving biosolids. Biosolids generated during waste water treatment carry an unknown potential risk of soil and groundwater PFAS contamination, through their application in agriculture and rehabilitation sites. This project will provide the first major investigation of the release, fate and remediation of perfluorinated compounds in relation to their environmental pathways through wastewater treatment plants in Australia. The data will be evaluated to determine if perfluorinated compounds should be further incorporated into Australian soil and water quality monitoring programs. The project will provide evidence of research advice and methodologies being successfully adopted by water industry end-users, government regulatory agencies and private remediation industries.
ActivityRemediation of PFAS in current and legacy biosolids application sites
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Aug 201815 Aug 201801 Mar 201928 Feb 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $940,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Special Research Initiatives
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate the thermal decomposition of per- and poly-fluroalkyl substances (PFAS). The project will focus on the catalytic destruction of PFAS reactions at elevated temperatures, which is expected to transform PFAS in a controlled and predictable way into benign products. By understanding the fate of these compounds during thermal decomposition, the project will allow the development of a new technology aimed at treating materials which have been contaminated with or have been used as absorbants for PFAS. The project will provide the technical underpinning of a new technology developed to treat fluorochemical-contaminated material and, in doing so, reduce the environmental impact of these contaminants.
ActivityThermal decomposition of PFAS
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
10 Aug 201815 Aug 201811 Mar 201910 Mar 2022 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $50,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2327 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
08 Mar 201926 Mar 201925 Mar 201923 Sep 2019 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $52,500
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2113 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
08 Dec 201702 Feb 201801 Feb 201828 Feb 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $50,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2302 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Jan 201913 Feb 201911 Feb 201931 Dec 2019 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $50,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 3000 VIC AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
07 Jan 201926 Feb 201922 Feb 201923 Nov 2019 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $50,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2250 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
06 Sep 201930 Sep 201927 Sep 201930 Apr 2020 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $3,500
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Employment
Agency Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
Program Building Skills and Capability
Component Skills Development
CategoryScholarships Open Competitive
PurposeThe Program aims to improve skills and employment opportunities linked to priority industries in South Australia, by providing financial support for students to gain qualifications in state-based skills needs and receive industry based workplace learning
ActivityHost Employer Funding - Commonwealth Scholarships Program for South Australia
Delivery Area 5007 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Sep 201706 Aug 201905 Aug 201930 Aug 2019 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $240,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Linkage
Component Linkage Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to improve sugar production and electricity cogeneration capabilities in the sugar industry by utilising novel control ideas for boiler units. In the sugar industry, sugarcane residue is used as biofuel for boiler units. Boilers use steam to crystallise sugar and generate electricity. However, variable steam demand and poor fuel consistency severely hinder production. The project aims to improve safe operation of boilers, reduce downtime, and maximise electricity generated to the grid. This will provide significant benefits to sugar manufacturing and, more broadly, biofuel energy generation in Australia.
ActivityControl strategies for Bagasse-fuelled boiler units
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Feb 201820 Feb 201809 Apr 201831 Dec 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $503,180
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Targeted Research
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeMaintaining social connections as an individual ages is important to mental health. Older Australians living in rural areas are particularly at risk of social isolation, which may increase their likelihood of experiencing depression. The aim of this study is to develop and test the effectiveness of an online community in reducing depression among older Australians living in regional and rural adults. If effective, this study will provide a useful platform to combat social isolation.
ActivityGNT1150496 | A randomised controlled trial of an online peer support intervention for reducing symptoms of depression among community-dwelling older adults living in rural Australia
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
05 Dec 201728 Aug 201801 Jan 201831 Dec 2020 2016-17
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $24,873
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 5160 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Oct 201710 Jan 201802 Apr 201804 Mar 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
New England  $52,500
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2337 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Jan 201803 Apr 201829 Mar 201825 Jun 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $424,498
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a library of novel and two-dimensional Ruddlesden?Popper phases layered perovskites with controlled architecture and tunable bandgaps for high-performance energy harvesting applications. The as'synthesized perovskites are highly crystalline and sandwiched with staggered organic and inorganic layers, which are compatible with layer-by-layer manner to build vertical heterostructure, satisfying the premise of a solar cell with both high power conversion efficiency and low-cost. Apart from springing out a series of high impact publications and patents, a few of these demonstrations have a great potential to be substituted for fossil fuels which will help address clean energy generation and environmental problems.
ActivitySynthesis of High-quality 2D Perovskites for Efficient Light Harvestings
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Dec 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $395,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeAIMS: To develop new computational methods and software for predicting the failure of civil infrastructure such as tunnels, roads, ports and foundations.SIGNIFICANCE: Australia will spend over $200 billion over the next five years on transport and other built infrastructure. This project will formulate new methods and computer programs to underpin the geotechnical design of this infrastructure. Emphasis will be placed on efficient computational schemes for three-dimensional problems and complex ground conditions, where current procedures are inadequate. EXPECTED OUTCOMES AND BENEFITS: International leadership in computational methods for designing cheaper and safer infrastructure, supported by scientific publications and software.
ActivityEfficient Computational Strategies for Three-Dimensional Limit Analysis
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Dec 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $528,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeWhile natural gas (of which methane is the primary component) is an abundant source of energy, it is normally found in remote areas and for its successful exploitation it needs to be processed. The processing usually requires significant energy and resources input. In this project we will develop a fundamental understanding to a single step catalytic process that can utilise natural gas and nitrous oxide (both potent greenhouse gases) and oxygen to produce selectively methanol and hydrocarbons from a natural gas feedstream in a controlled manner. A single step process for natural gas conversion utilising waste green-house gases is expected to be of great benefit to the Australian economy, environment and energy security
ActivityCatalytic conversion of Australia's natural gas to value added products
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Dec 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $280,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe principal vision in this project is to gain a deeper understanding of the formation, growth and collapse of bubbles within micron'size droplets and, in doing so, provide the technical underpinning necessary to advance the development of a range of emerging technologies in the light alloys manufacturing, atomisation, non-invasive medical therapy, drug delivery, and nucleation / solidification in thermal energy storage systems. Expected outcomes include new experimental evidence and validated mathematical models for the analysis of bubbles encapsulated by fine droplets. The outcomes should significantly enhance Australia's research and innovation capacity in the field of confined space bubble dynamics and related industrial applications.
ActivityBubble Dynamics in Fine Droplets: Behaviour and Control
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Dec 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $518,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims at developing the new generation of symbolic regression methods using a yet unexplored way to represent mathematical functions. We will use memetic algorithms to create mathematical models for symbolic regression. Our memetic computing approach will be data-driven and will use multi-objective optimization and multi-task evolutionary computation for symbolic regression, addressing a core need of many areas of science and technology. A large number of datasets will be investigated to benchmark the new methods. The expected outcomes will help support our national priorities with new data analytic capabilities. With a strong and interdisciplinary team in three continents, the project will attract international collaboration.
ActivityMultiobjective Memetic Algorithms for Multi-task Symbolic Regression
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Dec 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $171,196
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeMoving from assumptions to new learning. The project aims to investigate the processes that drive new learningby using automatically evoked brain responses to examine when new information triggers the brain to updatebeliefs about the world. The project will generate new knowledge on the maturity of this process at birth, how itdeclines with older age and the brain areas critical to the process. The outcomes will provide insight into how attentional resources are automatically marshalled when beliefs are challenged, and it will help identify the consequences for learning when a system is immature, or the process breaks down with increasing age.
ActivityMoving from assumptions to new learning.
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Dec 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2021 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $520,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeAims: -to achieve a significant advance in the hydrodynamic fractionation of particles on the basis of density, and develop an algorithm to deconvolve the fractionation data to produce the underlying density distribution of the particles. Significance: This density distribution, which is used in resource assessment, plant design, and process evaluation in mineral processing, is currently produced using toxic, and environmentally damaging heavy liquids, despite the emergence of alternative mineral analysers. Expected Outcomes: -a safe, cost effective basis for generating the density distribution. Benefits: -increasing mineral resource recovery through improved access to critical data, while eliminating the need for the toxic heavy liquids.
ActivityEnhanced Fractionation of Mineral Particles According to Density
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Dec 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $250,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop a data-driven approach to improving the resilience of online service systems. Many software systems are now provided as online services via the Internet on a 24/7 basis. Although a lot of effort has been devoted to service quality assurance, in reality, online service systems still encounter many incidents and fail to satisfy user requests. This project expects to develop innovative data-driven methods for effective fault identification, fault localization, and failure prediction. Expected outcomes of this project include novel techniques and tools for maintaining online service systems. This project will provide significant benefits, such as improving the resilience and reliability of our cyber infrastructure.
ActivityData-driven Approach to Resilient Online Service Systems
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Dec 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $418,410
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThe proposed research aims to develop our understanding of the structure of singularities in mean curvature and related flows, with certain applications in mind.
ActivityThe structure of singularities in geometric flows
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Dec 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $450,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to study large scale networked systems in major infrastructures including power networks, transportation networks, internet of things, and other cyber-physical systems. This project is expected to develop new methodology and algorithms for distributed estimation, control and optimisation of these systems. Distributed solutions are essential because traditional techniques which were designed for small systems are not suitable for efficient operations of large scale systems. Application examples include distributed state estimation for power networks, control of multi-agent systems and optimal scheduling of transportation networks. The outcomes of this project are vital to the understanding and management of these systems.
ActivityDistributed Estimation, Control and Optimisation for Networked Systems
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Dec 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $490,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeAims: The project aims to comprehensively study heat and mass coupling in liquid alloys by describing it mathematically, measuring it experimentally and calculating it by simulation. Significance: When a liquid alloy exists at different temperatures, the coupling of heat and mass flows causes rapid segregation of its components. This is a major complication in controlling solidification from liquid alloys in manufacturing and in the design of liquid alloy coolants for efficient heat transfer. It has never been addressed. Expected outcomes: This research is expected to be the pioneering foundation of the area. Benefits: It is anticipated that the research would provide the means to properly control the engineering use of liquid alloys.
ActivityControl of Thermodiffusion in Liquid Multicomponent Alloys
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Dec 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $550,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to help Australian and international industry better predict the severity of localised corrosion at structural steel details, over years and decades. This is significant for the safety, reliability and economics of critical steel infrastructure, such as offshore structures and pipelines and defence facilities operating in and near marine environments. To reduce first cost, these often are not provided with coatings (paints) or other protection. The expected outcomes include improved scientific understanding and world-leading corrosion prediction models. Benefits can be expected for Australian industry, infrastructure and economics, and keeping Australian engineering consultants internationally competitive.
ActivityLonger-term progression of localised corrosion of critical infrastructure
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Dec 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2024 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $191,437
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project looks at female domestic care workers from India and China who travelled to Australia and elsewhere during the period of British colonialism. Accompanying colonial families along circuits of empire between Australia, Asia, and the UK over two centuries, these were extraordinarily mobile women. By exploring the historical experiences and cultural memories of these earliest global domestic workers, the project aims to illuminate a broader transcolonial history of domestic work. Expected outcomes include a number of publications and a website; and the project offers the social and cultural benefits to be gained by advancing our historical understanding of the forgotten cross-cultural relationships that have shaped our world today.
ActivityAyahs and Amahs: Transcolonial Servants in Australia and Britain 1780-1945
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Dec 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $488,698
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Indigenous
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to investigate a new approach to improving the mental well-being of university students from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds. University students have a high risk of experiencing mental health problems, and students from low SES backgrounds have a particularly high risk. This project aims to investigate university-relevant Facebook groups as a method of improving the mental well-being of low SES students by improving their online social integration at university. Expected outcomes and benefits include a scalable, low-cost approach to reducing an SES inequality that costs Australia billions of dollars each year.
ActivityImproving the Well-Being of Low Socioeconomic Status Students at University
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Dec 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $379,405
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide the first ever account of the changing policies, practices and attitudes that have shaped how the physical remains of Australian war dead have been dealt with between the First World War and the recent wars in the Middle East (1915-2015). By investigating this invisible aspect of our military past, it will create new directions in Australian war history and provide an Australian perspective on global conversations about the history of the corpse in war. New knowledge about the war corpse will advance national understandings about the realities of war, and provide valuable information and more informed perspectives about death in war to history educators, cultural institutions, military units and the public.
ActivityBetween Death & Commemoration: An Australian History of the War Corpse
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Dec 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $539,056
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to demonstrate that engaging the brain's prefrontal cortex, an area that is highly sensitive to ageing, can improve the function of arteries that supply blood to this brain region. Using an innovative optical imaging methodology that maps the brain's regional arterial health, it aims to generate new knowledge about the link between this arterial system and the progressive decline in cognitive control ability and in prefrontal cortex structure and function in healthy older adults. This interdisciplinary, international collaboration aims to put Australia at the forefront of brain optical imaging methods that may have significant benefits by informing approaches to promote and maintain healthy brain and cognition in old age.
ActivityLinking arterial, brain and cognitive integrity in healthy older adults.
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Dec 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $445,000
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component Discovery Projects
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to determine how culture and social diversity interact with landscape in representing physical space in the minds and grammars of speakers of Australian Indigenous languages. The project will conduct the first Australia-wide survey of Indigenous spatial description correlated with landscape, and the first large'scale investigation of diversity in spatial behaviour among individuals within communities. The findings are expected to inform crucial debates on the formative role of landscape in language, and advance our knowledge of human spatial cognition. It will collect completely new experimental and natural data in six endangered languages, with significant benefits for the maintenance of Indigenous languages and cultures.
ActivityLandscape, language and culture in Indigenous Australia.
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Dec 201905 Dec 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2022 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $44,235
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2566 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Apr 201904 Jun 201903 Jun 201922 May 2020 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $52,403
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 5067 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
04 Apr 201820 Apr 201813 Apr 201812 May 2019 2017-18
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $49,966
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 5061 SA AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
02 Oct 201928 Oct 201925 Oct 201926 Nov 2020 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $1,054,816
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component ARC Future Fellowships
CategoryHumanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to provide a literary history of women's textual practice in the English Renaissance. This project will examine the scope, content and purpose of early modern women's writing to make new discoveries about reading, writing and book use in the period when book production and distribution was first appearing on a larger scale. It uses digital technologies to create open-access digital forms of this writing to extend access to it, and also to further Australia's position in both cutting edge digital scholarship and scholarship on the early modern period.
ActivityThe early woman writer, 1530-1660
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
02 Aug 201808 Aug 201804 Sep 201903 Sep 2023 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $874,125
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Education and Training
Agency Australian Research Council
Program ARC Discovery
Component ARC Future Fellowships
CategoryScience, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeThis project aims to develop fundamental knowledge of the cell envelope in Gram-negative bacteria, which functions as a permeability barrier to small molecules. Combining innovative functional genomics with biochemistry, this project will determine how small molecules can pass across the cell envelope, and the chemical properties that they need to do so. Some Gram-negative bacteria are human pathogens and cause serious infections, whereas others are used in biotechnology for biosynthetic chemical production or bioremediation. This project expects to help the future development of new antibiotics and assist in the design of strains to be used in biotechnological applications.
ActivityBreaking through the Gram-negative cell barrier
Delivery Area 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
02 Aug 201808 Aug 201801 Feb 201931 Jan 2023 2018-19
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $49,678
Address CALLAGHAN 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Industry, Innovation and Science
Agency Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Program Growing Business Investment and Improving Business Capability
Component Entrepreneurs' Programme - Innovation Connections
CategoryIndustry Innovation Demand Driven
PurposeInnovation Connections promotes collaboration between small and medium sized Australian businesses and the research sector to develop new ideas with commercial potential.
ActivityInnovation Connections
Delivery Area 2327 NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
01 Nov 201911 Dec 201911 Dec 201927 Dec 2020 2019-20
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $282,000
Address NEWCASTLE 2300 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Prime Minister and Cabinet
Agency Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Program Jobs Land and Economy
Component Jobs, Land and Economy
CategoryIndigenous Employment and Business Open Non-competitive
PurposeStrategic activities that focus on getting Indigenous Australians into work, fostering Indigenous business and assisting Indigenous people to generate economic and social benefits from effective use of their land, particularly in remote areas.
ActivityCadets
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
01 Jan 201816 Apr 201801 Jan 201831 Jul 2020 2017-18
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $627,250
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Investigator
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeAcute myeloid leukaemia and diffuse intrinsic pontine gliomas are responsible for 20 percent of all cancer related deaths in Australian children. Although vastly different diseases, the protein machinery used by these cancers for their growth and survival can be identified using the same protein sequencing technologies. Revealing the proteins responsible for the survival of these cancers will allow for targeted treatments to be designed to reduce the disease burden of these deadly cancers.
ActivityGNT1173892 | Mechanistic and translational studies to improve the outcomes of high-risk paediatric cancers
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
01 Aug 201923 Sep 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2024 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $1,554,485
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Investigator
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeDietary intake is a leading risk factor for morbidity making it very timely to consider the dietary behaviours of individuals. The current food environment with unlimited food availability, constant food cues and food marketing make individuals feel hungry and consume food even when they are not. This program of research focuses on the investigation of compulsive overeating behaviours and trialing of novel interventions for weight management to improve mental health outcomes.
ActivityGNT1173681 | Better Treatments for addictive and compulsive overeating behaviours
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
01 Aug 201923 Sep 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2024 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $3,000,000
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Investigator
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeUnexplained gut symptoms affect one third of Australians. Identification and management is suboptimal, as diagnosis and treatment focuses purely on symptoms, not underlying causes. My research work has detected immune and microbial involvement in these gut disorders which may also impact the brain and other organs. This research program will create a bio-resource to characterise subgroups with unexplained gut symptoms, develop and test new diagnostic tools, and test novel treatments.
ActivityGNT1173252 | Immune-microbiota interactions in functional gastrointestinal disorders: understanding pathogenesis for improved diagnosis and targeted treatment.
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
01 Aug 201923 Sep 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2024 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $1,399,340
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Investigator
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeCompared to normal cells, cancer cells utilise a different mixture of fuels to sustain high rates of growth. Thus a better understanding of cancer cell adaption to cellular stress will uncover vulnerabilities that can be exploited in the clinic. We have discovered a molecular mechanism that control cancer cell glucose metabolism and drug resistance. As this mechanism is present in diverse cancer types, we anticipate broad significance of our work.
ActivityGNT1177087 | Insight of the regulatory roles of pan-cancer deregulated lncRNAs in cancer cell adaptation to cellular stress
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
ApprovedPublishedStartEndBudget
01 Aug 201923 Sep 201901 Jan 202031 Dec 2024 2019-20
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $1,515,540
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Investigator
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeMusculoskeletal conditions including back pain and osteoarthritis are disabling and common health problems for adults and adolescents. While these conditions have close links with other chronic diseases and chronic disease risks factors, the care for each is often fragmented. This research will test new ways of optimising care across health systems to integrate better management of musculoskeletal conditions and associated chronic disease risks.
ActivityGNT1177226 | Advancing integration of care for musculoskeletal conditions and chronic disease risks
Delivery Area NSW AUSTRALIA
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UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE
Newcastle  $2,484,034
Address Callaghan 2308 NSW AUSTRALIA ABN: 15736576735
Portfolio Health
Agency National Health and Medical Research Council
Program Health and Medical Research
Component Centres of Research Excellence
CategoryMedical Research Targeted or Restricted Competitive
PurposeFunctional gastrointestinal disorders (FGID) affect more than 1 in 3 Australians and are a major social and economic burden. Identification and management of FGID is suboptimal with diagnosis and treatment focused purely on patient's symptoms and not the underlying cause. Our recent work has detected subtle immune and microbiome involvement in FGID and our CRE will create a bio-repository to characterise these factors, leading to improved diagnosis and management approaches for these patients.
ActivityGNT1170893 | Centre for Research Excellence in Digestive Health
Delivery Area Multiple NSW, QLD AUSTRALIA
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AusGovInfo uses open data for financial and political transparency across all Commonwealth entities, topics and issues. AusGovInfo also hosts a community for recruitment to transparency projects.
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Rosie began her work into government accountability by creating the first ever complete line item dataset of the Commonwealth budget. Eight years and multiple projects later, Rosie now opens the door to other researchers, both to the underlying data powering multiple transparency projects and to provide a platform for people to recruit to build their own transparency projects.
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I'd like a volunteer to check out the Senate & HoR Commonwealth pecuniary interests registers to assess whether or not either or both are able to be scraped. This is a suitable task for someone with scraping skills and it would be good if you have some familiarity with the pecuniary interests dataset. I am evaluating whether or not I can use volunteers to keep the pecuniary interests datasets updated as to this point it has been a manual process. You don't have to actually write the scraper just find out whether it can be done and the schema of what can be scraped.

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I have a BA majoring in Sociology and programming skills in PHP, MYSQL, CSS, HTML & JavaScript. I am a published journalist and contributor to policy processes across a range of topics including transparency/accountability, privacy, inequality and social justice. The #AusGovInfo Research Community is part of a much larger site containing multiple projects using open data for financial and political transparency.

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Ways to support this work

This work is funded by the public via direct donations. There are three usual methods of donation depending on the needs of the donor.

Privacy and your donation

Whether a donor is an individual or an organisation, I take privacy issues seriously. For this reason unless I am given specific instructions about who a donor is and that you are happy for me to share publicly that you are a patron of my work I do not thank individual donors publicly.

Having said this, I believe that the best advertisement for my work is your support. It is much easier for people to believe others when they speak about the value of my work than when I make my own claims about it. Your willingness to share the reason you support my work is what inspires other people to support my work. Please take a moment every now and then and, if you are happy to be seen publicly supporting my work, share that you do with your networks.


Policy, Activism and Testimonials


Sleeping Giants

Is your local member accepting a FREE gift subscription to FOXTEL/Sky News currently there are 101 MPs & Senators.

Go to the LINK: πŸ‘‡πŸΎπŸ‘‡πŸΌhttps://ausgov.info/interests/index.php?Entity=Foxtel

Tell your MP you want them to STOP accepting gifts from News Corp#Auspol #AdShame #NotMyAustralia via @Info_Aus pic.twitter.com/OAq3cHCxPg — πŸ’§ Sleeping Giants Oz πŸ“£ (@slpng_giants_oz) September 12, 2018

In late 2018, Sleeping Giants Australia 'a community initiative to make racism, bigotry, misogyny and climate change denial less profitable', used data I provided to them on the parliamentarians who have accepted subscriptions to Foxtel in their campaign against racism. Sky took umbridge at this campaign and Sleeping Giants & similar campaigns have been the focus of media commentary ever since. My Tweet was pictured in a front-page diatribe against Denise Shrivell who The Australian believes to be behind the Sleeping Giants Australia account.


Scott Ludlam

FORMER SENATOR FOR THE GREENS

too big to #CensusFail: https://t.co/ezUoItjm8u notes on a debacle and where to from here #auspol

β€” Scott Ludlam (@SenatorLudlam) August 30, 2016
We could hear from digital rights organisations like the Privacy Foundation, Digital Rights Watch and Electronic Frontiers Australia and from specialist researchers like Rosie Williams and Asher Wolf, who have led the debate online. (Australian Hansard)

Bill McLennan

FORMER HEAD, AUSTRALIAN BUREAU OF STATISTICS

I was impressed by the #Censusfail submission to this (Inquiry) Committee. It very clearly showed some good analysis that would have helped the ABS to run a better Census if it had done such research before developing the Census proposal. It also saved me from explaining the current thrust in government with the Government Data Linkage Project, and its likely links to the Census. Bill McLennan (Former Head of the ABS, Former Chairman United Nations Statistical Commission) in his Submission to the 2016 Inquiry.

Garry Brooke

FORMER DIRECTOR, APPROPRIATIONS MANAGEMENT TEAM, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

Unlock the budget, say data activists:

goo.gl/H4Vhu via‏@grhutchens #ausbudget #ausecon β€” Peter Martin (@1petermartin) May 14, 2013
I’ve worked with Rosie Williams on budget data transparency since November 2013. Rosie has developed her project into the best government data transparency initiative I know... continually updated and improved to make underlying data intelligible and to focus on key aspects for analysis. My interest has particularly been on the transparency of federal budget data.

I launched the domain AusGov.info at Linux Conference Australia in January 2018, however this work is the result of years devoted to programming and transparency work beginning in 2012 and progressively expanded and improved upon over the intervening years.

Credits

The NSW Ministerial Diaries data (not currently online) was supplied by Nick Evershed and associates. The pecuniary interests register data was originally supplied by icacpls however for over a year I have updated it manually.

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Disclaimer

The figures in this site are either raw data at line-item level or totals/percentages - which are the result of algorithms or joins (programmatic matches between two lists) - written by myself in MySQL, which in turn are based on open data provided by Australian government agencies.

This data ranges in quality between datasets, is updated at different intervals and is published to different standards and in different formats.

The data you see in this site is edited by myself (unused fields are removed, names of programs/agencies/entities are spelled consistently within & between datasets). Data cleaning is a significant job.

All care has been taken to represent every single figure accurately, however mistakes can be made either by the entity providing data to the government, the agency providing the data back to the public or at my end as I further transform this data for use.

It is important to understand that while opinions and inferences can be made based on the data on this site, that the data is not in and of itself an inference or an opinion. Inferences and opinions using data in this site remain the legal responsibility of the author of those opinions.

If I share these opinions/inferences in a tweet this does not imply that this is my opinion but that I am sharing the opinion of another person for comment.

Media and Journalism

The Guardian | Innovation Australia | The New Daily | Eureka Street | AusVotes 2019 | Independent Australia | Electronic Frontiers Australia | Crikey | Open Australia Foundation | AOGPN blog | Open Knowledge Foundation | EGovAu Blog | The Conversation | IdeasHoist | ABC PM Radio | Power to Persuade | Croakey | International Budget Partnership | Sydney Morning Herald | Online Opinion | New Matilda | No Fibs |Sunday Life Magazine


A new transparency project recruitment portal is about to launch

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11th Jun 2020


When you're fighting powerful interests, collaboration is key

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11th Jun 2020


Mind the Gap: an Interactive Report into Accountability in political donations

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26th Feb 2020


Transparency For Troubling Times

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7th Jan 2020


Shining a spotlight on the finances of religious charities

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14th Oct 2019


Meet the maker

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6th Oct 2019


CENSUSFAIL: WHY IT HAPPENED AND WHAT IT MEANS NOW

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7th Sep 2019


THE DATA SHARING AND RELEASE ACT IS COMING FOR YOUR DATA

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4th Sep 2019


The Open Government Partnership: Our best-kept secret

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2nd Sep 2019


OF DEATH AND TAXES

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8th Jul 2019


FEDERAL POLITICIANS SHOULD DECLARE THEIR BITCOIN INVESTMENTS

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1st May 2019


BUDGET ENSHRINES NEGLECT OF OLDER WOMEN

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29th Apr 2019


IPA APPOINTEE FAILS TO ATTEND ESTIMATES

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17th Apr 2019


OUR MOST PROLIFIC CORPORATE GIFT GIVERS

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5th Apr 2019


WE ARE ALL SPECIAL SNOWFLAKES AND WHY IT MATTERS

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28th Mar 2019


FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE

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21st Mar 2019


THE HIDDEN WEALTH OF BASIC RELIGIOUS CHARITIES

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1st Mar 2019


CHRISTMAS EVERY DAY FOR OUR POLITICIANS

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28th Jan 2019


AUSTRALIA'S MIGRANT LABOUR PAINS

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3rd Dec 2018


DEFENDING YOUR ORGANISATION WITH TRAINING AND TECHNOLOGY

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1st Nov 2018


LIBERAL PARTY HARNESSES I360 BIG DATA IN TIME FOR 2019 FEDERAL ELECTION

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31st Oct 2018


DON'T BE THE NEXT BUSINESS TO FALL VICTIM TO A DATA BREACH

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24th Oct 2018


AUSTRALIA'S STUDENT HOUSING CRISIS

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19th Oct 2018


PROFESSIONAL HELP NEEDED: LAW FIRMS STILL VULNERABLE TO PHISHING ATTACKS

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10th Oct 2018


PRIVACY, MEDIA AND POLITICS: WHAT ARE OUR RIGHTS?

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7th Oct 2018


THE AUSTRALIAN DOXES ANTI RACISM CAMPAIGNERS

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6th Oct 2018


PEXA INTRODUCES MFA BUT MORE GUIDANCE NEEDED

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25th Sep 2018


WHISTLEBOWERS: THE HEROES BEHIND THE STORIES THAT MATTER

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17th Sep 2018


TAKING OVER THE CORPORATE REGULATORS

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7th Sep 2018


THE IPA'S LONG MARCH THROUGH THE BUREAUCRACY

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5th Sep 2018


DECONSTRUCTING THE DEMOCRACY SAUSAGE

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3rd Sep 2018


THE BUMPY ROAD TO THINK TANK TRANSPARENCY IN AUSTRALIA

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11th Aug 2018


GETTING TO THE BOTTOM OF THE IPA DGR STATUS

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28th Jul 2018


Revenue foregone but not forgotten

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7th May 2018


CASHLESS DEBIT CARD, INCOME MANAGEMENT AND THE SURVEILLANCE STATE

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13th Sep 2017


Open government: a new paradigm in social change

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2nd Nov 2015


Donor

Figures include donations, payments and government funding.

BUSINESSES 4,746 $258.095M
INDIVIDUALS 2,288 $43.740M
ASSOCIATED ENTITIES 2,105 $124.918M
AGENCIES 1,222 $433.714M
INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS 738 $13.150M
TRUSTS AND ESTATES 93 $3.125M
CAMPAIGNERS 73 $0.717M
THIRD PARTIES 28 $1.508M
OTHERS 18 $0.131M
UNIVERSITIES 13 $0.102M

Party

Donations aggregated over the past six financial years

1ALP $331.674M 34.64%
2LIBS $318.936M 33.31%
3PALMER UNITED $131.320M 13.71%
4GREENS $56.643M 5.92%
5NATS $48.807M 5.10%
6LNP $41.947M 4.38%
7PHON $4.120M 0.43%
8CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS $3.987M 0.42%
9FAMILY FIRST $3.419M 0.36%
10AUSTRALIAN CONSERVATIVES $3.157M 0.33%
11CENTRE ALLIANCE $3.082M 0.32%
12KATTER $2.241M 0.23%
13LIBERAL DEMOCRATS $1.859M 0.19%
14SUSTAINABLE AUSTRALIA $1.648M 0.17%
15ANIMAL JUSTICE $0.944M 0.10%
16HINCH $0.880M 0.09%
17SHOOTERS, FISHERS, FARMERS $0.663M 0.07%
18FLUX $0.262M 0.03%
19SEX $0.256M 0.03%
20DEMOCRATIC LABOUR $0.241M 0.03%
21AUSTRALIAN CHRISTIANS $0.203M 0.02%
22LAZARUS $0.181M 0.02%
23LAMBIE $0.119M 0.01%
24VOLUNTARY EUTHENASIA $0.100M 0.01%
25MARRIAGE EQUALITY $0.100M 0.01%
26RECREATIONAL FISHERS $0.075M 0.01%
27RISE UP $0.074M 0.01%
28SOCIALIST ALLIANCE $0.069M 0.01%
29COUNTRY ALLIANCE $0.067M 0.01%
30LIBERTY ALLIANCE $0.060M 0.01%
31FIRST NATIONS $0.050M 0.01%
32AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS PARTY $0.045M 0.00%
33CLIMATE ACTION $0.042M 0.00%
34FISHING AND LIFESTYLE $0.040M 0.00%
35HEMP $0.037M 0.00%
36REPUBLICAN $0.033M 0.00%
37AUSTRALIAN RECREATIONAL FISHERS $0.029M 0.00%
38AFFORDABLE HOUSING $0.026M 0.00%
39THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN PARTY $0.025M 0.00%
40UNITING AUSTRALIA $0.025M 0.00%
41BULLET TRAIN FOR AUSTRALIA $0.024M 0.00%
42OUTDOOR RECREATION $0.024M 0.00%
43MANUFACTURING AND FARMING $0.020M 0.00%
44SENATOR ONLINE $0.019M 0.00%
45WESTERN AUSTRALIA PARTY $0.018M 0.00%
46AUSTRALIAN CYCLISTS PARTY $0.015M 0.00%
47 $0.000M 0.00%

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