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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  • 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 […]

  • An electrolysis demo using a bottle of water and two wooden forks?

    13 September 2019

    What can you teach a group of students armed only with a bottle of water and two wooden forks? How electrolysis works, of course … and then, how to make hydrogen (and capture it) by splitting the two atoms that make up water, oxygen and hydrogen.

  • Championing the need for change for Women in STEM

    11 September 2019

    Participating in the launch of the Male Champions of Change report Harnessing Our Innovation Potential last month, Dr Finkel has called for continued efforts to support women who want to work in science and technology related roles.

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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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