The new technologies will change the way you and I live our lives, from the cars we drive to the materials we use to build and power our homes, from the way diseases are diagnosed and treated, to the way we communicate and interact.

Dr Cathy Foley

The Quantum Commercialisation Hub is the first step to securing Australia’s quantum future, providing an avenue for talented Australians to build their companies and technologies.

A quantum computer

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley has congratulated the most recent cohort of Australian Science Policy Fellows, saying that their contributions are playing a major part in her work to place science at the heart of policymaking for the Australian government.

Australian Science Policy Fellowship program

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley, has co-signed a statement with international science advisers reinforcing the need for action to address climate change, and emphasising that science and innovation will play a continuing and essential role in our future.

image of the earth from space

Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley has welcomed Open Access Week from 25 October, which puts a focus on the need for research findings to be more widely available and easily accessible.

Unlocking the academic library.

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley, has addressed the crucial need to build public trust as artificial intelligence plays an increasing role in day-

Artificial intelligence, a huge opportunity.

Australia’s Chief Scientist has a message for our senior high school students finishing their final year of school: "Don’t lose heart. Year 12 is your last year at school and it might feel like the end of something. But actually it’s the beginning of the rest of your life!"

Chief Scientist Cathy Foley

Australia will not solve its great challenges, including the development of new low-emissions technologies, a space industry, defence and quantum technologies, without making use of the full human potential, Dr Foley says.

Dr Cathy Foley pictured outdoors

Fifteen early and mid-career scientists bring the skills they gained during their PhDs to new roles helping policy development in the Australian Public Service.

Cathy Foley

Dr Foley was very impressed recently to receive a package of portraits of her from year 2 students at Burgmann Anglican School in the ACT. The students had been learning in their science unit about the Earth’s resources as well as researching Australian scientists. This led to an investigation of the role of Australia’s Chief Scientist, including about Dr Foley’s work and early life.

Chief Scientist portrait