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 Chief Scientist’s work plan has been agreed by the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology.

An Overview of Activities – Australia’s Chief Scientist: January 2016 – December 2020 has recently been released.

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The Finkel Files: Selected speeches from Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel AO, has been published online.

Dr Finkel sitting with his notes at the National Press Club. Credit: Mark Graham

The Mapping University Prerequisites in Australia paper, a joint report by the Office of the Chief Scientist and Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute, analyses university mathematics and science prerequisites for domestic undergraduate courses in the disciplines of Architecture, Computer Science, Economics and Commerce, Education, Engineering, Health and Medical Science, and Science.

This mapping exercise highlights Australia’s breadth of research capability in foundational and applied research related to bushfires across the national coordination initiatives.

The second Australia’s STEM Workforce report once again provides a comprehensive analysis of Australia’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) trained workforce.

The Office of the Chief Scientist has published a fact sheet outlining the battery storage that would be needed for worldwide grid-scale energy storage.

The Office of the Chief Scientist has published a datasheet summarising student performance and participation in science and mathematics in Australian secondary schools, and the supply of qualified teachers.