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.

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  • The joy of being Australia’s Chief Scientist

    20 August 2019

    Dr Finkel was delighted to launch the program for National Science Week in Tasmania during a recent visit to Launceston’s Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG). National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August this year more than 1000 events are being held all around Australia, […]

  • Step into the STARportal and find your science fun

    14 August 2019

    If you’re a student or parent or teacher looking to find an entertaining and engaging STEM activity, the STARportal is the answer.

  • Calling the brain mechanic

    12 August 2019

    Dr Finkel was honoured to introduce a world leader in developing brain-machine interfaces for the 2019 Graeme Clark Oration in Melbourne this week: Professor Timothy Denison, the Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Emerging Technologies at Oxford University.

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A message from the Chief Scientist: Australia’s Hydrogen Potential 10 July 2019

“Imagine a zero-emissions fuel that exists on Earth in abundance, can be easily extracted using basic chemistry and offers jobs and investment in Australia for decades to come. That substance exists: it’s called hydrogen.”

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