Australia's Chief Scientist

Advancing science for a healthy, sustainable and properous Australia

Professor Ian Chubb AC commenced his role as Australia's Chief Scientist on Monday 23 May 2011...

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Advancing science for a healthy, sustainable and properous Australia

Speeches & Interviews

  • SPEECH: Raising Twenty-First Century Citizens

    10 July 2018

    “But we don’t awake spontaneously to a knowledge of our talents and passions. We develop them by mastering the foundations – and that means sticking with it. Your passion, as teachers, is the glue.” Dr Finkel delivered a speech titled ‘Raising twenty-first century citizens’ at the CONASTA conference for science teachers in Sydney on 10 July 2018.

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

    6 July 2018

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

  • INTERVIEW: Prospering in the artificial intelligence world

    5 July 2018

    Ahead of Dr Finkel’s delivery of the Samuel Alexander Lecture in August, Wesley College has interviewed Dr Finkel  on the rapidly-growing world of artificial intelligence, and how we as humans will have to set the standards to make sure we can play nice and get along with our electronic brethren.

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ARTICLES OF INTEREST

OPINION: If we want a future with driverless cars in it, we need to learn to trust the technology 7 July 2018

“We as a community need to be confident we’ll be protected from unintended harm. Technology developers need to be confident they understand what communities expect, so they can work to make the better, safer, cheaper products we want.” Dr Finkel has written a piece for the ABC on the ethics of programming driverless cars, and […]

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  • 11 Aug
    National Science Week 12:00 AM

    There are hundreds of public events every year in National Science Week to attend in cities and towns right across the country.

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