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Future Events

  • 06 Feb
    Chief Scientists' Roundtable - Bridging science, economics and policy silos 12:30 PM Molonglo Theatre – Crawford School of Public Policy

    Hear from Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel, New Zealand’s Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor Professor Sir Peter Gluckman, and UK’s former Chief Scientist Professor Sir John Beddington at the Chief Scientists’ Roundtable in ANU’s Molonglo Theatre.

  • 22 Mar
    World Science Festival - Brisbane 7:00 PM Brisbane

    The World Science Festival celebrates the intersection between science and the arts through debate, theatre, interactive experiments and explorations, musical performances, bespoke events and major outdoor experience.

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Speeches & Interviews

  • Office of the Chief Scientist: Summer reading list

    22 December 2016

    Following the release of the Chief Scientist’s summer reading list, the staff of the Office of the Chief Scientist have also compiled a list of their favourite books for summer.

  • Chief Scientist selects: summer reading list

    20 December 2016

    Hidden in the wealth of data in the 2016 Trends in Mathematics and Science Survey (TIMSS) is a stunning statistic. Students with many books in the family home are eight times more likely to achieve the advanced benchmark in science in Year 4, and nine times more likely to achieve it in Year 8, than […]


    9 December 2016

    Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel has today released the Preliminary Report of the National Electricity Market (NEM) Security Review.

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ARTICLE: RiAus – The human package deal 22 December 2016

The Chief Scientist has written an opinion article called ‘The human package deal’ that was published by the Royal Institute of Australia in response to its 2016 Bragg Member question on 20 December 2016.

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