Australia's Chief Scientist

Advancing science for a healthy, sustainable and prosperous Australia.

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Advancing science for a healthy, sustainable and prosperous Australia.

Speeches & Interviews

  • MEDIA RELEASE: CELEBRATING EVERY LETTER OF STEM

    16 October 2019

    The Chief Scientist has applauded the breadth of scientific endeavour recognised in the 2019 Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science, celebrating achievements across the full spectrum of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

  • SPEECH: Hydrogen safety, at scale

    24 September 2019

    “Simple activities, which are firmly embedded in our everyday lives, all have some degree of risk associated with their use. But we rightly expect our standards and codes to mitigate these risks as much as possible.

  • SPEECH: A Relentless Commitment to Quality

    17 September 2019

    “In the case of the research sector here and abroad, we need to acknowledge that as good as the research system is, there is a problem. There are a significant number of papers that are poor quality, and should never have made it through to publication. In considering why this might be the case, I […]

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ARTICLES OF INTEREST

Opinion: A letter to a Year 10 Student, from Australia’s Chief Scientist 27 August 2019

“You are anxious about your subject choices for Years 11 and 12. You’re not alone! These are important decisions and there’s lots of confusing advice around.”

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