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Mueller came to Australia in the mid 19th century - and gave women a rare opportunity to be involved in science. state_library_south_australia/flickr

How a German migrant planted citizen science in Australia – and why it worked

We often focus on the “science” part of citizen science. The “citizen” is important as well. It reminds us that we are part of something greater than ourselves, with a duty to generations to come.
Australia’s chief scientist Professor Ian Chubb, at the National Press Club in Canberra, in 2013. AAP Image/Alan Porritt

Australia’s outgoing Chief Scientist says we’re good but we can be better

After almost five years, Ian Chubb today ends his role Australia's Chief Scientist. He's seen some challenging times with changing leadership and ministers but he believes Australia is in a better place.
Chief scientist of Australia Professor Ian Chubb during his address to the National Press Club in Canberra. AAP Image/Lukas Coch

Aspiring to something magnificent with science in Australia

Science matters and is important for Australia's future but there is evidence mounting that we are falling behind the rest of the world.
‘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…

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