Advancing science for a healthy, sustainable and prosperous Australia.

Future Events

More events
  •  . $slide->post_excerpt .

    National Science Week: 750 answers to the five scientist pledgeRead Article

  •  . $slide->post_excerpt .

    Report: Australia's STEM WorkforceRead Article

  •  . $slide->post_excerpt .

    Article: Give us science stories that illuminateRead Article

  •  . $slide->post_excerpt .

    Keynote address to the National Press Club for Science Meets ParliamentRead Article

  •  . $slide->post_excerpt .

    SPI 2016: STEM Programme Index 2016Read Article

Speeches & Interviews

  • MEDIA RELEASE: 750 answers to the five scientist pledge

    22 August 2016

    Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel has issued a cheat sheet to help Australians finish their five scientist pledge, with more than 750 scientists listed.

  • INTERVIEW: The Science Show, ABC National

    20 August 2016

    Dr Finkel appeared on ABC Radio National’s The Science Show on Saturday 20 August to discuss STEM PhDs, where they can take you, and how his own PhD in Neuroscience put him on the winding path to become Australia’s Chief Scientist.

  • SPEECH: A mind to win

    19 August 2016

    On 17 August 2016, Dr Finkel gave a keynote address at the 2016 Australian Financial Review Innovation Summit.

More articles


ARTICLE: Why engineers must step up as thought leaders in business and government – Engineers Australia 26 August 2016

“In my vision for 2025, the Master of Engineering is the equal of the MBA, if not the premier qualification that head-hunters for corporate boards want to see. Engineering concepts are applied with the same fluency in Parliament and the media as economic jargon is today – and the terms aren’t just co-opted, but understood.” […]

More Media