Advancing science for a healthy, sustainable and properous Australia

Professor Ian Chubb AC commenced his role as Australia's Chief Scientist on Monday 23 May 2011...

Future Events

  • 22 Mar
    World Science Festival - Brisbane 7:00 PM Brisbane

    The World Science Festival celebrates the intersection between science and the arts through debate, theatre, interactive experiments and explorations, musical performances, bespoke events and major outdoor experience.

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Speeches & Interviews


    19 January 2017

    Public consultation sessions for the Independent Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market are now open for registration.

  • Office of the Chief Scientist: Summer reading list

    22 December 2016

    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.

  • Chief Scientist selects: summer reading list

    20 December 2016

    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 in Year 4, and nine times more likely to achieve it in Year 8, than […]

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ARTICLE: Girls should never settle for second in science – The Australian 23 January 2017

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.

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