Chief Scientist prepares a strategy for a better Australia

Australia’s Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb is developing an overarching strategy for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Australia.

Today he released a brief outline of the Strategy to encourage discussion.

The focus of the Strategy will be STEM, but it is about Australia’s STEM enterprise operating with a `social licence’ that is built on a `compact’ with society.

“When fully developed and implemented, this Strategy will lead Australia into the future. The result will be a better, stronger Australia for all of our citizens,’’ Professor Chubb said.

Download the discussion paper as a PDF here.*

Media enquiries: Mick Bunworth 02 6102 8179 or 0410 029 407 or Alexis Cooper (02) 6213 6723 or

* NB: This is a brief outline circulated to encourage discussion primarily about the contents and structure of the Strategy. The rest of the document is still in development however we anticipate we will have a more complete version by the end of July. For more information, please contact Alexis Cooper, details above.