17 May 2013
Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Heritage Minister Tony Burke today announced funding for the conservation of the birthplace of Australia’s modern Antarctic program, Mawson’s Huts at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica.
16 May 2013
The Australian Antarctic Division is currently recruiting station leaders for 2014 onwards for its stations at Casey, Davis and Mawson on the Antarctic continent and its Macquarie Island station.
13 May 2013
Australia’s presence in Antarctica has been bolstered by extra funding in this year’s Budget to broaden Antarctic climate change research and extend the working life of the research and resupply ship, Aurora Australis.
17 April 2013
A new state-of-the-art Australian Antarctic Division cargo and quarantine hub opened on Hobart’s waterfront today, aims to banish bugs, rats and other ‘alien’ hitch-hikers from boarding ships travelling south.
27 March 2013
In a world first, acoustic technology has been used to successfully find, track and study the biggest creature on Earth, the Antarctic blue whale.
10 March 2013
Satellite tags have been deployed on Antarctic minke whales, giving researchers access to more comprehensive information about them than ever before.
27 February 2013
Registrations and the call for abstracts are now open for the Strategic Science in Antarctica conference to be held in Hobart from 24-26 June 2013.
21 February 2013
Managing a broad spectrum of medical requirements, from hypothermia to sprains, or conditions requiring surgery or dentistry, may seem a daunting job requirement.
12 February 2013
Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke today made a flying visit to Antarctica to officially open the Wilkins Runway Living Quarters.
5 February 2013
Governor-General, Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, has become the first Australian Governor-General to travel to Antarctica.
29 January 2013
The Director of the Australian Antarctic Division Dr Tony Fleming says the Australian Antarctic community is deeply saddened by the plane crash in Antarctica and thoughts are with the families, friends and colleagues of the crew.
22 January 2013
A team of international whale researchers leaves Hobart today in search of the biggest creature on Earth, the Antarctic blue whale.
14 January 2013
The Australian Antarctic Division is now accepting applications for the 2013–14 Australian Antarctic Arts Fellowship.
9 January 2013
For generations of expeditioners the story of Antarctic research has been set against the orange backdrop of the Aurora Australis.
8 January 2013
January 8, 2013, marks 100 years since the death of Douglas Mawson’s sledging companion, Dr Xavier Mertz.
3 January 2013
Environment Minister Tony Burke has announced a new international collaboration to share information on the rare Antarctic blue and killer whales.
18 December 2012
A new dataset that highlights the dependence of algae on Antarctic sea ice will help scientists predict future food security for Southern Ocean herbivores such as krill.
15 December 2012
Environment Minister, Tony Burke today announced a major new Australian-led project in Antarctica to advance the search for the scientific ‘holy grail’ of the million-year ice core, a frozen record of how our planet has evolved and changed and a guide to what might be in store.
14 December 2012
Friday 14 December 2012, marks 100 years since the death of Douglas Mawson’s sledging companion, Lieutenant Belgrave Edward Sutton Ninnis.
13 December 2012
Environment Minister, Tony Burke, today left for Antarctica to gain first-hand experience of the continent and to meet the men and women whose work is critical to the success of the Australian Antarctic program.
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