For all the good that public servants have achieved for the Australian community, few possess the STEM skills that everyone says the future needs. So
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DEPARTMENTSDepartment of Industry, Innovation and Science, Office of the Chief Scientist
TAGS National, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Technology, Australian economy, Education, International, OECD, Ian Chubb, chief scientist, science, engineering, maths, STEM, Commonwealth Government, Prime Minister, federal government, Parliament House, industry
Australia’s chief scientist says the nation needs to get serious about science. He’s set out recommendations for a cohesive national strategy to tap potential in the field.
It’s time Australia took science more seriously to secure the country’s future, remain internationally competitive and play a part in global affairs, according to the nation’s chief scientist.
Professor Ian Chubb (pictured) told the “Australia 2025: Smart Science Symposium” at Parliament House today that Australia could and should be doing better in science, technology and innovation, but without a cohesive national strategy risks falling behind the world’s leaders.
Chubb used the address to launch his recommendations for a national strategy. The former Australian National University vice-chancellor recommends a whole-of-government approach to investment in the key disciplines of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
Chubb was unequivocal in his remarks to the symposium:
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