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

Ingrid Bean
Naomi Langmore
brett hart
Lee Mahony
Stephen Boonstoppel
James Brock
Sylvea Corrie
Sven Steinhart
Amalia Milman
Gillian Johnson
mandy gange
Jennifer McKechnie
Mike Chamberlain
khawar Siddiqui
Gavin Rossiter
Lisa Vantanen
Sandy Brain
Patricia Whiffen
Max Carra
Alan Neilsen
Dianne Tavakoli
Fern Koay
Annie Toller
Ben Fulcher
Stephen Doolan
Jo Menzies
Tim Bramwell
Yow Keat Tham
Andreas Bimba
Diana Hodge

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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