Australia's place in the world?

How well do you know Australia's place in the world?
Take the ABC's quiz to see if you can spot how Australia compares to G20 countries.

Science Champion announced

Professor David Swain

Central Queensland University's Professor David Swain has been announced as the latest Science Champion for his research on livestock management tools for northern beef production systems.

2014 Liveability Index

2014 Liveability Index

Each year, the Economist Intelligence Unit assesses which locations around the world provide the best or the worst living conditions. 140 countries were surveyed. Brisbane ranked 20th

Accelerate Ideas

The program provides grants of $25,000 - $50,000 to help Queensland-based organisations to demonstrate the commercial viability of an idea. Applications are assessed quarterly.

Science and Innovation Champions

This program recognises 'grass roots' champions and aims to support, encourage and inspire talented Queenslanders. Nominate a science or innovation champion today.

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Interesting facts and figures

$3.6 billion invested

Since 1998, the Queensland Government has invested $3.6 billion in R&D and innovation, supporting 40 new research institutes and more than 300 research-related projects, scholarships and fellowships.