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The Office of the Chief Scientist is part of Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR). Its primary responsibilities are to support the Chief Scientist and the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (PMSEIC).

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‘The way in which we express the awesomeness of science is far too muted.’ Screenshot/ABC

Passion, patience and persistence are needed by today’s scientists

Australia’s chief scientist Ian Chubb appeared on the first all-science Q&A panel on the ABC last night with Suzanne Cory, Peter Doherty, Brian Schmidt and Marita Cheng. Here he outlines a disconnect…
Professor Ian Chubb: ‘We are a nation in 'transition’, we hear. But to what; and how?'

There are no free rides to the future: Australia’s Chief Scientist

This is a transcript of the 2014 Jack Beale Lecture on the Global Environment, hosted at the University of New South Wales. Tonight I want to talk about the future. I know that it’s not a novel thing to…
We already have a good idea of the challenges ahead – and now we know how science can help. Kris Krüg/Flickr

Chief Scientist’s view: the smart path for an uncertain future

AUSTRALIA 2025: How will science address the challenges of the future? In collaboration with Australia’s chief scientist Ian Chubb, we asked how each science discipline will contribute to Australia now…
What will the nation look like in 2025? NASA

Australia’s future depends on a strong science focus today

AUSTRALIA 2025: How will science address the challenges of the future? In collaboration with Australia’s chief scientist Ian Chubb, we’re asking how each science discipline will contribute to Australia…
The food Australia produces - including wheat - contributes to the diets of 60 million people. Jim Champion

Australia can’t feed the world but it can help

Food production in Australia is challenging. Why? Because our soils are largely ancient and infertile, and our climate is variable and frequently harsh. Many food producing regions are degraded through…
Where does science sit in the Australian landscape? pixshure

Does Australia care about science?

Welcome to The State of Science, a series in which Australia’s leading scientists give a snapshot of their discipline. This is not a “defence” of science, nor an attack on those who reject scientific consensus…

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