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

Katryn Stacey
Noela McDonald
phill cassey
Susan Beebe
Cynthia Foa
Stewart Reed
Tegan Kop
Kathryn Burdon
Greg Bailey
Minh Duy Phan
Vaughan Monamy
Lois O'Connor
Rob Parry
Mark Walker
Roderick Dyson
Simon McKenzie-Nickson
Roland Stocker
Adam Micolich
Stuart Olver
Fiona Paterson
Andrew Haig
Ingrid Galitis
Brendan Hanger
Alex Schlotzer
tim brodribb
James Zanotti
Diamond Legend
Maliha Alikhan
Mary-Jo O'Rourke
Alastair Duly

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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  • Katryn Stacey
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