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

Gudrun Schell
Wesley Warren
Elyse Weatherby
Tracy Sonneman
Duncan Leggoe
Heather Stolle
Fiona Scott
James Bristow
Sylvia Patcas
Geoff Browne
Jaimee McMahon
Peter Pennycuick
clinton borchers
Tahna Pettman
Sally Cavanagh
Attica Broderick
Alicen Underwood
Elise Atkinson
Sandra Betts
Marc Widmer
Jonathan Lawrence
Susan Annable
Tracy Yuen
Ozan Yildirim
Alastair Irvine
Phuong Nguyen
Lynne Moffat
Robyn Moore
Robert Fleming
Andrew Grosse

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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  • Gudrun Schell
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