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Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science reaffirms the importance of science to Australia’s future

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

On 8 August 2016 the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, the Hon. Greg Hunt, delivered the Government’s vision for science in Australia, at an address to the National Research and Innovation Alliance.

Mr Hunt said “as the Minister responsible for science, I want to set new aspirations as core ingredient of that future.”

Outlining Australia’s proud science history and the role science has played in our society, the Minister stressed the need to further improve young Australians’ performance in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Skills taught by these subjects, such as problem solving, are used in a variety of occupations.

The Minister also outlined the Government’s commitment to Big Science, critical research infrastructure and our science and research institutions, including the CSIRO.

The Minister also reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to delivering the National Innovation and Science Agenda.

For more information, read the Minister’s speech.