Australia's Chief Scientist


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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ARTICLE: Top Victorian gong for Australia’s Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel – Herald Sun

“It’s an extraordinary delight to be recognised and honoured by Victorians, not for being a scientist but for being who I am, a Victorian.”…

1 July 2016

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ARTICLE: National symposium brings SAGE Pilot organisations together

Following the SAGE Symposium in Sydney on Friday 24 June, at which Dr Finkel participated on a panel, the Australian Academy of Science has released an information article.

24 June 2016

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ARTICLE: STEM in Context: Victoria’s School Leaders Speak Science

Following Dr Finkel's address to Quantum Victoria's STEM in Context: School Leaders' Conference in June, the Victorian Department of Education has released a news article.

8 June 2016

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ARTICLE: Forum of Australian Chief Scientists

Dr Alan Finkel made his first visit to Tasmania as Chief Scientist on 13 May for the Forum of Australian Chief Scientists, also delivering the public lecture "Science and Innovation for the Third Millennium".

13 May 2016

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Minister for Education and Training: Roadmap to research readiness

The Turnbull Government has named the members of the Expert Working Group for the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, to be chaired by Dr Alan Finkel.

24 March 2016

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Article: Give us science stories that illuminate

On the occasion of the World Science Festival in Brisbane, Dr Finkel has stressed the importance of storytellers that bring science alive, calling for accurate and inspiring science communication.

11 March 2016

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Assistant Minister for Innovation: Showcasing a new guide for young innovators in schools

Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel and Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy have joined Bribie Island students to promote SPI2016, the guide that includes over 250 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programmes, as well as entrepreneurial skills and digital technology and ICT.

7 March 2016

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