Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley, has released a paper that charts Australia’s success in quantum technologies, and highlights lessons for helping scale up other sectors, critical to shaping Australia’s industries over the…
The global demand for critical minerals sets the scene for a new kind of mining boom in Australia, but the scale of the challenges should not be underestimated – and jobs and skills are high on the list.
As the Jobs and Skills Summit considers important questions of job security and wages, the role of science and technology-led discovery in the jobs of the next two decades must be front and centre.
On 15 June 2022, Dr Cathy Foley delivered The Melbourne Rotary Club's Thomas Baker Oration. In her speech, Dr Foley reflects on the challenges of a rapidly changing landscape and the need to be ambitious and harness the opportunities…
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.
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Australian Science Policy Fellowship Program
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