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.