Federal Member for Page Kevin Hogan today congratulated Southern Cross University for receiving almost $1.2 million from the Australian Government to fund three new research projects through the Australian Research Council (ARC).
Mr Hogan said the funding will allow important research to begin at Southern Cross University, including:
- The impact on the Great Barrier Reef of nitrogen discharge,
- Create a floating, mobile fisheries and oceanographic observing system for Eastern Australia, and
- Improve geochemical risk assessments.
“This announcement is great news for our community and will build research capacity at Southern Cross University,” Mr Hogan said.
“This $1.2 million will enable some of our region’s best researchers to make exciting and critical discoveries that will have flow on effects for our local communities and the nation.”Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the new research—funded through the ARC’s National Competitive Grants Program—represented a significant investment in a wide variety of fundamental and applied research projects, growing Australia’s research capacity and infrastructure, and supporting the next generation of researchers.More information on the ARC’s Major Grants announcement is available on the ARC website.