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

Heather Cooke
Sean Corrigan
Linda Nicholas
Cris Matthews
Robyn Knobel
Sylvia May
Margaret O'Connor
Julie Fuss
Karl Easton
Libby Andersen
Nicola O'Brien
Jennifer Edwards
Andrea Coffey
Bart Hayes
John Kelly
Lyn Hovey
Kathryn Burton
Michael Josefsson
Nicholas Bradshaw
Nicola Miller
Barry Fox
Veronika Ebbelaar
Rosemary Glaisher
Maureen Sladdin
Paula McGlashan
Stephen Wootten
Bro Sheffield-Brotherton
Jane Myers
Robyn Chamberlain
Tom Cole-Hunter

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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