Australia’s Chief Scientist

  • Provide authoritative, independent science advice 
  • Champion Australia's science and research system
  • Improve Australia's scientific capability

Read the workplan

 

Australia’s Chief Scientist

  • Provide authoritative, independent science advice 
  • Champion Australia's science and research system
  • Improve Australia's scientific capability

Read the workplan


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Chief Scientist portrait
Cathy Foley

Latest projects

Forum of Australian Chief Scientists

Forum of Australian Chief Scientists

The Forum of Australian Chief Scientists (FACS) brings together Australia’s Chief Scientist and Chief Scientists, or relevant representatives, from the Australian states and territories. It provides an avenue to share information about common issues and challenges related to science, technology and innovation that are of national importance.

STEM Everywhere

STEM Everywhere

Science is everywhere, in everything we do, every day.

How do things work? What’s involved? It’s fascinating to break it down and understand how science, and its accompanying topics of technology, engineering and maths support us on a daily basis.

Starportal

STARportal

The STARportal is Australia's first national searchable listing of STEM learning activities from around the country, including hundreds of activities you can do online and at home.

Science Policy Fellowship

Australian Science Policy Fellowship Program

The Australian Science Policy Fellowship Program is an initiative of the Office of the Chief Scientist that aims to grow the diversity of expertise in the Australian Public Service (APS) workforce.

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