Bring Back Science

For only the second time since 1931, Australia doesn’t have a Minister for Science.

From Trump in the US to Turnbull at home, science is under attack. The demotion of science from the Ministry reflects this government’s dismissive attitude to the value and the role of science in public life and public policy.

Science should be at the heart of government decision making, But now, under Turnbull, instead of underpinning public policy it has been relegated to the outer.

Ultimately, even Tony Abbott had a Minister for Science.

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Who's signing

Bineal Roy
Hilary Nicol
Fiona Permezel
Roger Mills
Debra Hollins
Ryan Hopprich
David Berg
Tamika Savory
Rachel Sutherland
Suzy Taylor
Sara Hardy
Catherine Carver
Catherine Carver
Rebecca Carey
Linda Thomson
Anwen Carney
John Nicholas Crofts
Beris Cook
Lachlan Fraser
Victor Hoisington
Bianca Whiteside
Naomi Forster
Simon Jane
Lynne Bean
M Woods
Annah Evington
Anne Currell
Mark Cattaneo
Jane Moulin
Kevin Kowlessar

Why is this important?

It’s increasingly obvious that the only way science will be valued in this country is if we make it a vote-changing issue that politicians have to take account of.

One reason that science and research is so underfunded in this country is because science has no voice in the Ministry. 

Join our campaign to call on Malcolm Turnbull to immediately reinstate science to the ministry and show respect for research.


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