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He assumed leadership of Geoscience Australia s predecessor the Australian Geological Survey Organisation in 1995; eventually becoming the agency s longest serving Chief Executive.
The Bureau of Mineral Resources (BMR)--later to become the Australian Geological Survey Organisation (AGSO) and then Geosciences Australia (GA)--noted that the "Queensland Plateau and Queensland and Townsville Troughs appear to have some prospects for petroleum and it would be desirable to include these areas within the adjacent area to which the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act applies.
Despite this, the Federal Government has been actively promoting oil exploration in the region and other `frontier regions' around Australia for a number of years through its petroleum research arm, the Australian Geological Survey Organisation (AGSO).
The Keating government formalised the practice by setting external funding targets for a number of public research agencies, including CSIRO and the Australian Geological Survey Organisation.