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

Adam Koutsoukos
Wolfgang Horn
John Williams
Dan Wilkins
Graeme Martin
Robyn Aldrick
tom sobey
Geoff McFadden
Nikki Wedgwood
Jules Logan
Michael Porteus
ian Gust
michael zulicki
Tim Loughnan
Norman Saunders
Nick Niclis
Elizabeth Higginson
Liz Tidemann
John Fitzgerald
Jessica White
Cynthia Terelst
Elinor Hurst
Kate Harper
Elizabeth Ellen
Elizabeth Grgacic
Donna Savigni
Gila Moalem-Taylor
Andrew Cumming
Robyn Allen
Paul Threlfall

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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