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Australia marks treaty anniversary with increased Antarctic commitment

Joint media release with Senator the Hon Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs. Australia is marking the 60th anniversary of the Antarctic Treaty System with a $58.8 million commitment to strengthen our scientific and environmental leadership in Antarctica.

2 December 2019Ley
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NASA's Antarctic search for alien life

A NASA team is travelling with the Australian Antarctic Program to test an under-ice robot that could one day search for extra-terrestrial life on an icy Jupiter moon.

19 November 2019Ley
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Antarctic summer kicks off

Australia’s Antarctic summer research season gets underway today, with scientists joining NASA in a world first mapping of the East Antarctic coastline.

23 October 2019Ley
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Protecting the Antarctic’s ecosystems

Australia is playing a lead role in an international campaign to have a million square kilometres of East Antarctica declared a Marine Protected Area to conserve its distinctive deep-water reefs and feeding areas for marine mammals.

17 October 2019Ley
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Million year ice core drill at the cutting edge

Australian Antarctic Program technicians are at the cutting-edge of a unique project to unlock our climate future, by discovering what changed the world one million years ago.

23 September 2019Ley
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Hobart business wins contract for Antarctic work

The Morrison Government is backing a Hobart-based company to supply specialised tractors that will be used in an ambitious program to support the drilling of a million-year ice core by the Australian Antarctic Division.

29 March 2019Price
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Australia leading the way in Antarctic renewable energy

The first-ever solar power system at an Australian Antarctic station has been switched on, a landmark achievement that will improve energy stability and reduce emissions at Australia's operations.

19 March 2019Price
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New director for Australian Antarctic Division

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Kim Ellis as the new director of the Department of Environment and Energy’s Australian Antarctic Division.

4 December 2018Price
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Australia's Antarctic icebreaker now afloat

The Australian Government’s investment in a new Antarctic icebreaker has reached another milestone, with the floating of the RSV Nuyina from the dry dock where she is being built.

22 September 2018Price
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