Australia's comparative and competitive advantages in transitioning to a circular economy are set out in a report commissioned by the Office of the Chief Scientist and prepared by the CSIRO.

Image of circular economy report cover

The Office of the Chief Scientist has released a booklet to showcase the breadth and depth of scientific endeavour taking place across the Australian Government through the Government Scientists Group, an initiative of Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley.

An abstract architectural image

A new report includes a survey of more than 3500 people with STEM qualifications to better understand the barriers to STEM careers.

STEM Career Pathways report cover image with Science and Technology Australia logo

This review, undertaken by the Australian Council of Learned Academies, sought to understand how research metrics influence the diversity of Australia’s research workforce, and shape research quality, outputs and impact. 

Golden cogs

As Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Foley is focused on addressing important science and technology challenges and seizing significant opportunities for Australia, by delivering independent and timely advice to the Australian Government.

Dr Cathy Foley

Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Cathy Foley, has released a Trust in Science paper to outline the elements of quality science, to describe the systems that underpin and support quality science in Australia, and to discuss the important distinction between ‘integrity’ and ‘quality’.

Loosely curled piece of string with a circle at one end and an arrow at the other

This report was commissioned by Australia’s National Science and Technology Council at the request of the Minister for Industry and Science, the Hon Ed Husic MP in February 2023.

Pixelated hand, finger reaching into layered pixelated spheres

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. 

Quantum computer

The Chief Scientist’s 2021 Work Plan has been agreed by the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology.

Dr Cathy Foley at Desk

What are the growth areas in domestic STEM skills to support jobs in the space industry, and how can these be addressed by the tertiary (university and relevant VET) sector?

An Aurora Australis observed from the International Space Station