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Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Mary O'Kane, inspected the so-called 'Special Areas' within the Sydney water catchment on 4 February 2014. The field trip was part of her ongoing independent review of the state's CSG activities. To find out more, click here.  

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Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Mary O'Kane, hosted the 2013 NSW Science and Engineering Awards in Sydney on 1 November 2013. Laureate Professor Graeme Jameson was named 2013 Scientist of the Year at the awards ceremony at Government House - attended by NSW Governor, Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO. 

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Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Mary O'Kane, launched NSW celebrations for National Science Week at the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, in August 2013. Professor O'Kane was joined by ANMM Director & CEO, Kevin Sumption, and students from Kurnell Public School. 

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Professor Mary O'Kane toured the Liverpool Plains with members of the Caroona Coal Action Group as part of her independent review of New South Wales' CSG activities in July 2013.


Professor Mary O'Kane, checked Santos rehabilitation sites in the Pilliga Forest, near Narrabri, as part of her independent review of the state's CSG activities in July 2013.


Professor Mary O'Kane, inspected a number of AGL's Camden Gas Project sites, as part of her independent review of the state's CSG activities in July 2013.

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Professor Mary O'Kane, and members of the independent CSG review team inspected AGL's Gloucester Gas Project in May 2013.

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NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Mary O'Kane, with Sydney-based optical fibre pioneers, Dr Simon Poole and Dr Stephen Frisken, who were awarded the prestigious 2013 Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering's Clunies Ross Award.

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NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Mary O'Kane, with the winner of the 2012 Eureka Prize for Science or Mathematics Teaching, Mr Geoff McNamara.


NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Mary O'Kane, at the 2012 Australian Museum Science Festival.

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NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer, Professor Mary O'Kane, at the 2011 Science in the City launch in Sydney.