OCS Publications

Backing up the planet – world battery storage

The Office of the Chief Scientist has published a fact sheet outlining the battery storage that would be needed for worldwide grid-scale energy storage.…

18 October 2016

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Science and maths in Australian secondary schools datasheet

The Office of the Chief Scientist has published a datasheet summarising student performance and participation in science and mathematics in Australian secondary schools, and the supply of qualified teachers.…

5 July 2016

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Report: Australia’s STEM Workforce

A new report by the Office of the Chief Scientist provides the first detailed analysis of Australia's Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) trained workforce.

31 March 2016

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SPI 2016 – STEM Programme Index 2016

A new guide released today by the Office of the Chief Scientist will help teachers and students access over 250 science, technology, engineering and mathematics programmes.

20 January 2016

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POSITION PAPER: Transforming STEM teaching in Australian primary schools: everybody’s business

A position paper released by the Office of the Chief Scientist outlines steps that Australia can take to transform the teaching of science, mathematics and technology in primary schools.

11 December 2015

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Benchmarking Australian Science,Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

The Benchmarking Australian science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) report was publicly released on 1 December 2014. The report draws on multiple indicators and datasets to provide a comprehensive assessment of Australia’s comparative performance in STEM. It was considered at the Commonwealth Science Council meeting in November 2014.

1 December 2014

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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS: AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE

On 2 September, Professor Chubb released his recommendations for a strategic approach to science and its related fields. “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Australia’s Future outlines what we need to do to build a stronger, more competitive Australia,” Professor Chubb said at Parliament House.

2 September 2014

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The Curious Country

The curious country is a collection of essays about the scientific issues affecting Australians today. It is available for download as a free e-book.

21 November 2013

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in the National Interest: A Strategic Approach

On July 31, Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb released the position paper: “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the National Interest: A Strategic Approach.”

The paper presents an approach for a national strategy to guide Australia’s STEM …

31 July 2013

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Health of Australian Science report

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb today launched the Health of Australian Science report, a comprehensive overview of Australia’s science system, outlining our strengths and vulnerabilities.

23 May 2012

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