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ARTICLE: The Australian Financial Review – Why smashed avocado is innovation that counts

“Think of a factory that makes silicon chips. Now think of a mine that produces iron ore. Which of the two is more innovative?”

“The answer is, it depends.”…

20 September 2017

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ARTICLE: The Conversation – Can a robot replace the Chief Scientist?

“By now, you’ve probably been warned that a robot is coming for your job. But rather than repeat the warning, I’ve decided to throw down a challenge: man against machine.”…

24 August 2017

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ARTICLE: Finkel – Australian farmers boost German beer drinking

“CHIEF Scientist Dr Alan Finkel has talked-up the pivotal role of Australian barley farmers and local researchers in boosting the innovative production and consumption of gluten-free beer sold in Germany.”…

8 May 2017

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ARTICLE: Two worlds collide – science and politics

“Follow the four A’s for research to have an impact on public policy: ATTITUDE, AMBASSADORS, ACCESS and AMMUNITION.” …

27 March 2017

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AUDIO: ALAN FINKEL OPTIMISTIC ABOUT AUSTRALIAN ELECTRICITY REVIEW – ABC’s AM

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, told the audience at the Grattan Institute’s Energy Futures Forum, he is optimistic about the electricity market review because “we are doing it in a very objective fashion, and we are going to present …

15 December 2016

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ARTICLE: Sydney wins the race to host COSPAR 2020, the global ‘Space Olympics’ – Sydney Morning Herald

“We come to the table with a bold vision for our nation’s place in science – and through science, our place in space.”…

10 November 2016

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ARTICLE: STEVE REDMAN – AUSTRALIAN NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY

Dr Alan Finkel has written an article for the Australian Neuroscience Society’s October newsletter. In the article, Dr Finkel thanks his PhD supervisor, Steve Redman, for helping to start a course that is now an integral part of the Australian …

28 October 2016

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AFR: THE RIGHT INCENTIVES WILL ENSURE THAT OUR R&D MEANS BUSINESS – ARTICLE

Mr Bill Ferris AC, Dr Alan Finkel AO and Mr John Fraser conducted a review into the Research & Development Tax Incentive that was released on 26 September 2016.  They published an op-ed in the Australian Financial Review on 26

26 October 2016

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AUDIO: TECHNOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE – DR ALAN FINKEL – 2GB

“What impresses me is the innovation of Australian farmers. Australia’s farmers are early adopters and they are thinking things through all the time.”…

11 October 2016

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ARTICLE: ALAN FINKEL’S HIGH-CONCENTRATE FORMULA FOR INNOVATION SUCCESS – THE MANDARIN

“As a leader, you need these four things in your organisation. As a Prime Minister, you want to build these four things for your country. And when I look at CSIRO, I see potential for this agency and our country …

22 September 2016

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