The science to policy process that was developed to guide climate mitigation decisions can be applied to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, without having to be reinvented.
The notion of SAGE being independent appears nowhere in its 64 pages of guidelines. But the case for more transparency is obvious.
More often than not, governments decide what 'the best available evidence' is.
Engineers may be able to develop new ways of opening doors or better and mass-produced face masks for the elderly.
The EU's next research programme needs to change how universities and business work together.
We've had ten federal ministers with titular responsibility for science since 2007 – five under the coalition and five under Labor. That variation and a lack of consistent vision has an impact.
South Africa's White Paper doesn't outline how science, innovation and technology can improve ordinary people's lives.
A pragmatic approach rather than active concealment is to blame for China's lack of research transparency.
Plato suggested we leave complex things to experts and Aristotle suggested we leave them to the people. That tension has carried through to modern debates about where expertise belongs.
Starting February 14, the Science Meets Parliament event brings clear benefits - but there's a case to be made for an ongoing effort in "Science Listens, Engages, and Collaborates with the Public."
Canada must take the lead as a global champion of science as America under President Donald Trump presses its assault on fact and knowledge.
Most Australians value science. But we do have some hesitations about the pace of scientific advances, and we're not sure if scientists are prestigious or not.
It's not a new phenomenon that scientists who challenge the orthodoxy or policy positions suffer career ramifications.
A march for science has become a divisive topic among scientists.
Some Australians feel they are missing out on the benefits of scientific and technological progress.
From mistrust in experts to fake news, it has never been more important for scientists to talk directly to the public.
R&D support is not the only way public policy can help create new industries.
The federal government released its National Science Statement today, reinforcing its commitment to science and innovation. But does it do enough?
Today is the start of Science Meets Parliament, which helps our nation's leaders embrace the latest scientific evidence.
March for Science rallies will take place in cities around Australia on Saturday 22 April. A volunteer organiser explains why he and others are participating.