Australia's Chief Scientist

Advancing science for a healthy, sustainable and prosperous Australia.

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Advancing science for a healthy, sustainable and prosperous Australia.

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  • Speech: Big questions, bright futures

    17 April 2018

    “It seems to me that anyone with a pulse should be excited by the possibilities of science in 2018.” Dr Finkel has delivered the opening address to the Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference titled ‘Big questions, bright futures’ in Adelaide on Tuesday 17 April.

  • Australian Science Superheroes – Emma Kennedy

    9 April 2018

    “I can breathe underwater! I’m a field biologist and study coral reefs, so I spend a lot of time upside down in the ocean.”

  • Speech: Commonwealth Innovation – An Australian Perspective

    5 April 2018

    The Chief Scientist delivered an opening address to the Commonwealth Innovation Science Forum in Brisbane that coincided with the Commonwealth Games being hosted by the Gold Coast.

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Opinion: Science isn’t broken, but we can do better 18 April 2018

“The only place to find the Golden Age of Science is in the future – by making it ourselves.” Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, has written an article on the state of science, and key questions to consider as we work to continuously improve the field. The article was published in The Conversation on 17 April 2018.

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