Australia's Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley, was part of a global discussion on Science and Technology as a driver for development during the Science and Technology in Society Forum 2022 in Kyoto, Japan on Sunday 2 October.

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Dr Foley delivered the 2022 Stanhope Oration titled "Teaching for the Future" as an online address to the CONASTA conference on Tuesday 27 September 2022.

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On 13 September 2022, Dr Cathy Foley delivered a keynote speech at the Regional Australia's Institute's 2022 national summit. Dr Foley highlights the opportunities that Australia's ambition in emerging technologies and high-tech manufacturing offer to regional areas, including new skilled job opportunities.

Dr Foley speaking at the Regional Australia Summit

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, key stakeholders from the Office of the Chief Scientist and current managers from various Australian Government departments.

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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.

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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