A Turnbull government has an opportunity to redirect Australia towards being a science and innovation nation.
Some activists use open records requests to bully researchers – distracting them from their actual work and silencing others who don't want to draw attention.
The nine science and research priorities will help focus and coordinate our efforts, and aid government departments in supporting the future of Australian science.
A shift in our research funding model to fund individual people rather than whole projects could help support the best science.
If we want to boost innovation in this country, we should emulate a scheme that has proven highly successful in the United States.
Interdisciplinary research is a lofty ideal, but the realities of how science is conducted mean that silos should not be so quickly dismissed.
Science funding is changing -- let's make sure it's for the better.
Academic metrics are only problematic if they're poorly implemented. If they're used carefully, they can be a powerful tool to allow talent to rise to the top.
Metrics are changing the way research is conducted and funded, and for the worse. They need to be radically revised to measure genuine scientific output.
Another retracted paper in the social sciences underscores the need for greater vigilance and reflection upon the causes of scientific fraud.
Australian scientists are listened to by government and business, but must do more to ensure their advice and work contributes to a stronger future for Australia.
A new policy by publisher Elsevier is threatening to wind back the gains made by the open access movement.
The federal government's 2015 budget has done little to restore confidence in the government's support for science in Australia.
Science communication and outreach can be motivated in ways other than reforming research funding bodies.
The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and Future Fellowships schemes have won a reprieve in this year's budget.
If we want scientists to spent time sharing their discoveries with the general public, then we need to change research metrics to reward them for their efforts.
If science wants to maintain funding it needs to be more socially relevant, but that will require reforming the metrics we use to judge its success.
South African scientists and scholars produce the most significant portion of Africa’s recognised research publications.
Neither Labour nor the Conservatives have pledged to do as much as retain the current level of funding in their manifestos, despite their enthusiastic comments about science in the UK.
One way to protect researchers from funding cuts in May's budget is to make sure they explain the importance of their work to a wider audience.