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Occasional Paper Series

OCCASIONAL PAPER: PRECISION MEDICINE

The Office of the Chief Scientist has published the 17th paper in its Occasional Paper Series on Precision Medicine.

The paper explores the potential for Precision Medicine to shift the focus of the health system from the treatment of illness …

12 October 2018

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

The Office of the Chief Scientist has 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 …

19 July 2018

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

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

6 July 2018

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OCCASIONAL PAPER: GENE EDITING AND CRISPR

The Office of the Chief Scientist has published the 14th paper in the Occasional Paper Series, Gene Editing and CRISPR.

The paper provides a general primer on Gene Editing, and explores the implications of CRISPR – a recent technique that …

15 September 2017

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OCCASIONAL PAPER: BUSTING MYTHS ABOUT WOMEN IN STEM

The Office of the Chief Scientist has published the 13th paper in the Occasional Paper Series, Busting myths about Women in STEM.

11 November 2016

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OCCASIONAL PAPER: STEM-TRAINED AND JOB-READY

The Office of the Chief Scientist has published the 12th paper in the Occasional Paper Series, STEM-trained and job-ready. The paper reveals that tertiary science and ICT students in Australia are being disadvantaged by a lack of industry experience.

31 August 2015

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OCCASIONAL PAPER: BUILDING AUSTRALIA THROUGH CITIZEN SCIENCE

The Office of the Chief Scientist has released an Occasional Paper on Citizen Science, celebrating the contribution that people are making to their communities through science.

23 July 2015

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OCCASIONAL PAPER: Vaccines on the frontline against infectious diseases

The Office of the Chief Scientist has released a new paper on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, estimated by the World Health Organisation to prevent 2 to 3 million deaths every year.

11 June 2015

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OCCASIONAL PAPER: STEM skills in the workforce: what do employers want?

The Office of the Chief Scientist's Occasional Paper 'STEM skills in the workforce: what do employers want?' is now available for download. The paper summarises the results of the commissioned report 'Australia's STEM workforce: a survey of employers'.

29 April 2015

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CLIMATE CHANGE: THE STORY SO FAR

11 October 2013

A new paper released by the Office of the Chief Scientist today summarises the changes to the global climate that are already happening.

The paper, ‘Climate Change: The story so far’ states that “While the future impacts …

11 October 2013

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