On Tuesday, I joined the launch at Parliament House of Science Matters -- a collection of works by some of Australia’s leading scientists and researchers on how we could address the challenges of Australia’s future.

Yesterday, I spoke in Parliament about why we need to respect and invest in research and science, and the importance of curiousity-driven research -- the type of research that has led to some of the breakthroughs in technology that we now use in everyday life.

Watch my full statement below, and click here to share it with your Facebook friends. 

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