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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Nicole Tucker
Ian Perry
Julia Burns
Andrea Marshall
Gil Hopkins
Solway Nutting
Jan O'Leary
Sarah Moles
Kath Kelly
Daniel Angus
Marian Kelly
Sebastian Furness
Megan Townsend
rick Nankivell
Paul Guy
Susan Currie
Barbara Marsh
Tony Purcell
Cameron Wilson
Peter Kuestler
David Moore
Ashley Farmer
Joseph Castley
Kirsty Watkins
Lawrence Forbes
george spencer
Rebecca Boulton
Vera Wasowski
Patti Wilkins
Daniel Rossi

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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