Australia's Chief Scientist

Interview: ABC Radio PM

The Chief Scientist was interviewed by Tim Palmer on ABC Radio’s PM program about the Government’s new National Innovation and Science Agenda.

Professor Chubb said that in order to become an innovative nation, Australia needs an education system that encourages creativity.

“You need an education system that encourages curiosity, opens minds to ideas, identifies how people can assimilate knowledge from multiple areas and put it together to turn it into something that other people want,” Professor Chubb said.

“Basically it’s about encouraging curiosity and creativity.”

You can listen to the program and read the transcript at the ABC website here.