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Future Events

  • 28 Sep
    International Atomic Energy Agency Scientific Forum 9:30 AM Vienna International Center

    The Scientific Forum on how nuclear technology can help achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) takes place on 28-29 September 2016 in Board Room D, C-Building, 4th Floor, in the Vienna International Centre (VIC).

  • 29 Sep
    International Network for Government Science Advice Conference 1:30 PM Charlemagne Building

    Jointly organised by the European Commission and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), the conference will bring together users and providers of scientific advice on critical, global issues. Policy-makers, leading practitioners and scholars in the field of science advice to governments, as well as other stakeholders, will explore principles and practices in a variety of current and challenging policy contexts.

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

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    SPI 2016: STEM Programme Index 2016Read Article

Speeches & Interviews

  • SPEECH: High-concentrate advice

    19 September 2016

    On 19 September 2016, Dr Finkel gave a dinner speech at the CSIRO ‘Big Bang’ Gala Dinner in Melbourne. You can read Dr Finkel’s speech below, or read it as a pdf.

  • SPEECH: Optimism, with pragmatism

    9 September 2016

    On 8 September 2016, Dr Finkel gave the opening lecture at the Frontiers 2016: The Art, Science and Future of Otorhinolaryngology conference on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

  • INTERVIEW: ABC Perth: Changing expectations by degrees

    29 August 2016

    Dr Alan Finkel was interviewed on 720 ABC Perth about loosening the link between university degrees and careers following the publication of an opinion piece in The Australian newspaper.

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The Commonwealth Science Council held its fourth meeting in Canberra on 14 September 2016. The Prime Minister welcomed Dr Alan Finkel to the Council as Australia’s eighth Chief Scientist, and emphasised the Council’s preeminent role in providing strategic advice to the Australian Government on the enduring contribution of science to public discussion and policy considerations. […]

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