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

Kym Raffelt
Christopher Weir
Tamsin Kelly
Melissa Stevens
Owen Smith
Tony Canning
Kendall Lovett
Elaine de Saxe
Jennifer Wilson
Julian Conrad
Sofia Omari
Rebecca Meadley
Brent Neumann
Elspeth McLachlan
Pauline Sceneay
Meri Lyons
Cara Clark
Jeffrey Leis
Evelyn Portek
Kim Bowman
Ali McCarron
Grace Lamont
Leah Roberts
Anwyn Chapman
Ross Goldingay
Liz Butler
Alan Nixon
James Trauer
Stephen Skaper
William Bray

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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