Australia's Chief Scientist

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National Science and Technology Council Terms of Reference


The National Science and Technology Council is responsible for providing advice to the Prime Minister and other Ministers on important science and technology issues facing Australia.


The Council is to advise the Government on:

  • long term and emerging

28 November 2018

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Australian Science Policy Fellowship Pilot Program

The Australian Science Policy Fellowship Pilot Program gives Australian scientists the opportunity to work in a Commonwealth Government Department for one year.

The pilot program seeks to grow the diversity of expertise in the Australian Public Service workforce by providing …

8 November 2018

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The Hydrogen Strategy Group, chaired by Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel, has today released a briefing paper on the potential domestic and export opportunities of a hydrogen industry in Australia. …

17 August 2018

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Interview: Australia’s Chief Scientist on STEM partnerships

Dr Finkel has spoken with the Australian Council for Educational Research’s online Teacher magazine on the Optimising STEM Industry–School Partnerships: Inspiring Australia’s Next Generation report, particularly on why partnerships with STEM industries can be beneficial for students, and how schools …

14 June 2018

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Optimising STEM Industry-School Partnerships report released

The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Education Council released the final Optimising STEM Industry-School Partnerships: Inspiring Australia’s Next Generation report in April 2018. …

18 May 2018

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