Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley, has released a paper that charts Australia’s success in quantum technologies, and highlights lessons for helping scale up other sectors, critical to shaping Australia’s industries over the next two decades. 

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The global demand for critical minerals sets the scene for a new kind of mining boom in Australia, but the scale of the challenges should not be underestimated – and jobs and skills are high on the list.

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As the Jobs and Skills Summit considers important questions of job security and wages, the role of science and technology-led discovery in the jobs of the next two decades must be front and centre. 

Dr Cathy Foley at Desk

Applications for the 2022-23 cohort of the Australian Science Policy Fellowship Program are now open and close on 21 March 2022.

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The 2021-22 Australian Science Policy Fellowship mid-year meeting was held on Monday 21 February, bringing together current Fellows and their managers from various Australian Government departments, Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley, and staff from the Office of the Chief Scientist.

The Australian Science Policy Fellowship Mid-year Meeting

Dr Cathy Foley shared her thoughts on the importance of ethics and diversity when creating next generation technologies in the January issue of ATSE’s IMPACT magazine.

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As Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Foley sees herself as a role model for all young people who might not realise that they can aspire to a career in science.

ANU Solar Racing, Dr Foley and Evelyn Fox

Science advisers from the Forum of Australian Chief Scientists, the Government Scientists Group and the National Science and Technology Council came together for a workshop focused on science and technology priorities for 2022.

Dr Cathy Foley at Desk

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.

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