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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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AUDIO: Creative partnerships: Robert Forster, Allan Zavod, Alan Finkel and Deborah Conway – ABC Melbourne

“I was taken out of my comfort zone. I’m an engineer…a scientist. All of a sudden, I’m the Executive Producer for a concert. It’s not easy. Anything that can go wrong will.”

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel joined good …

19 September 2016

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

“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 …

26 August 2016

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ARTICLE: Alan Finkel urges smart regulation, strategic investment – Australian Financial Review

“You can exhort, you can encourage, you can get creative with the salary cap – but ultimately, you need to build the capability to play the game consistently well.”…

17 August 2016

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ARTICLE: Finkel (hilariously) defends the PhD – The Australian

“Next time somebody throws the ‘job ready’ phrase at you, invariably in the negative context, retaliate that your role is to train graduates who are ‘job capable’.”

Chief scientist Alan Finkel has shown he’s a bon vivant and attention-grabbing speaker …

29 July 2016

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