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

Robert Fleming
Andrew Grosse
Catherine Webb
Joan Lambert
Alba Boer Cueva
Robyn Redford
Greg Wilson
Clyde Mitchell
Del Chessell
Isabel Cueva-Fernandez
Janice Craven
Julianna Szalay
Robert Harding
Steve Saunders
Jennifer Martin
Michael Borgas
Helen Redmond
Erin Brimson
Jannette Manins
maggie burke
Andrew Gundlach
Dorte Planert
Stuart Purvis-Smith
Antony Barry
Deborah Brooks
Louise Crotty
Michael Miller
Caroline Storm
Graham Nerlich
Sally Langford

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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