Chief Scientist to review national science priorities

“The existing priorities and statement “are out of date and require renewal”

“The current priorities do not mention First Nations knowledge, do not properly acknowledge climate change and fail to adequately engage with emerging critical technologies, which are essential for national prosperity and our wellbeing,” Industry and Science Minister Dan Husic says.

Both statement and priorities date from the early years of the previous coalition government.

Chief Scientist Cathy Foley will lead a “a national conversation that will inform development of the revitalised priorities and science statement.”

The new framework will be finalised within 12 months.