Opinion pieces

ARTICLE: Girls should never settle for second in science – The Australian

Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel has written a joint op-ed with Male Champions of Change in STEM convener Ann Sherry that was published by The Australian on 23 January 2017.…

23 January 2017

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ARTICLE: RiAus – The human package deal

The Chief Scientist has written an opinion article called ‘The human package deal’ that was published by the Royal Institute of Australia in response to its 2016 Bragg Member question on 20 December 2016.…

22 December 2016

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Office of the Chief Scientist: Summer reading list

Following the release of the Chief Scientist’s summer reading list, the staff of the Office of the Chief Scientist have also compiled a list of their favourite books for summer.…

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Chief Scientist selects: summer reading list

Hidden in the wealth of data in the 2016 Trends in Mathematics and Science Survey (TIMSS) is a stunning statistic.

Students with many books in the family home are eight times more likely to achieve the advanced benchmark in science …

20 December 2016

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ARTICLE: The Conversation – Making the grade

The Chief Scientist has written an opinion article called ‘Making the grade’ that was published in The Conversation on 7 December 2016.…

12 December 2016

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Trip notes from Brussels on climate science

Dr Finkel is delivering major speeches to two scientific conferences in Europe this week. He will also be part of high level meetings and visit key scientific facilities in Italy, Austria and Belgium.  …

30 September 2016

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Trip notes on the International Atomic Energy Agency Scientific Forum

Dr Finkel is delivering major speeches to two scientific conferences in Europe this week. He will also be part of high level meetings and visit key scientific facilities in Italy, Austria and Belgium.  Dr Finkel will publish a series of …

29 September 2016

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ARTICLE: The Australian – Time to change our university graduate expectations by degrees

The Chief Scientist has written an opinion article called ‘Time to change our university graduate expectations by degrees’ that was published in The Australian on 29 August 2016.…

29 August 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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OPINION: Just quietly…

The Chief Scientist has written an opinion article that was published in The Weekend Australian on 6 August 2016.…

6 August 2016

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