Australia's Chief Scientist

Advancing science for a healthy, sustainable and prosperous Australia.

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  • 11 Aug
    National Science Week 12:00 AM

    There are hundreds of public events every year in National Science Week to attend in cities and towns right across the country.

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Advancing science for a healthy, sustainable and prosperous Australia.

Speeches & Interviews

  • SPEECH: Raising Twenty-First Century Citizens

    10 July 2018

    “But we don’t awake spontaneously to a knowledge of our talents and passions. We develop them by mastering the foundations – and that means sticking with it. Your passion, as teachers, is the glue.” Dr Finkel delivered a speech titled ‘Raising twenty-first century citizens’ at the CONASTA conference for science teachers in Sydney on 10 July 2018.

  • OCCASIONAL PAPER: TAKING CHARGE – THE ENERGY STORAGE OPPORTUNITY FOR AUSTRALIA

    6 July 2018

    The Office of the Chief Scientist has published the 15th paper in the Occasional Paper Series, Taking charge: The energy storage opportunity for Australia.

  • INTERVIEW: Prospering in the artificial intelligence world

    5 July 2018

    Ahead of Dr Finkel’s delivery of the Samuel Alexander Lecture in August, Wesley College has interviewed Dr Finkel  on the rapidly-growing world of artificial intelligence, and how we as humans will have to set the standards to make sure we can play nice and get along with our electronic brethren.

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ARTICLES OF INTEREST

OCCASIONAL PAPER: IMPROVING THE MATHEMATICS PERFORMANCE OF AUSTRALIA’S STUDENTS 19 July 2018

The Office of the Chief Scientist has today published the 16th paper in its Occasional Paper Series, Improving the mathematics performance of Australia’s students. The paper looks at the strategies being used by Australian schools to successfully improve student outcomes in mathematics. It draws out key learnings for teachers, principals and policymakers who may wish […]

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Future Events

  • 11 Aug
    National Science Week 12:00 AM

    There are hundreds of public events every year in National Science Week to attend in cities and towns right across the country.

More events