Opinion pieces

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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OPINION: ‘Why nothing could replace a dedicated teacher”

On 27 June Chief Scientist Dr Finkel wrote an article for Education HQ.

27 June 2016

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OPINION: Knowledge is Power

To tie in with the Knowledge Nation Summit in Sydney, Dr Finkel has written an opinion article about empowerment through knowledge.

15 April 2016

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