On 2 September, Professor Chubb released his recommendations for a strategic approach to science and its related fields. The document can be downloaded here

“Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics: Australia’s Future outlines what we need to do to build a stronger, more competitive Australia,” Professor Chubb said at Parliament House.

“Science is infrastructure and it is critical to our future. We must align our scientific effort to the national interest; focus on areas of particular importance or need; and do it on a scale that will make a difference to Australia and a changing world,” Professor Chubb said

“I have outlined how to develop better capacity and capability through strategic investment, good planning and long-term commitment.”

STEM: Australia’s Future focuses on:

  • Building competitiveness
  • Supporting high quality education and training
  • Maximising research potential
  • Strengthening international engagement

“We are the only OECD country without a science or technology strategy. Other countries have realised that such an approach is essential to remaining competitive in a world reliant on science and science-trained people,” Professor Chubb said.

“I have drawn on the views of our science community and Australian business in framing this set of recommendations. I look forward to continuing working with government in securing a better future for Australia.”

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