Science & Technology CEO Misha Schubert kicked off the launch of National Science Week 2023 highlighting the latest 3M State of Science Index findings showing Australians overwhelmingly trust science.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA) Chair Professor Chris Matthews, a proud Quandamooka man of Minjerribah, introduced Ngunnawal elder Uncle Warren Daley, and Uncle Warren welcomed us to his Country.
“From the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep, science has in one way, shape or form touched our lives, improving our quality of life.” – Industry and Science Minister Ed Husic.
"Our great national challenge is to make our economy more complex, and at the heart of that is infusing our economy with science and technology." – Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles.
"National Science Week is a great opportunity to remind this place of the critical importance of facts and knowledge and scientific enquiry to the key public policy decisions." – Greens spokesperson for Science Senator David Shoebridge.
"We have a great track record in Australia in taking discoveries out of the lab and into the marketplace." – Shadow Minister for Science Paul Fletcher celebrates our outstanding Australian scientists at National Science Week.
Huge hat tip to Questacon Director Jo White and the Questacon team for their incredible work on National Science Week every year!
"We bring science to life 364 days a year and we can be the spark that ignites a lifelong passion for science and technology." – Questacon Director Jo White
"We have one global ocean, the ultimate connector belonging to no-one, but used by all." – Science & Technology Australia's inspirational Governance Chair Jas Chambers discusses her work on the world's oceans at National Science Week.
"Space technology that's being developed right here in Australia is accelerating our transition to clean energy and really powering the economy." – Head of the Australian Space Agency Enrico Palermo.
"We're bringing people together to have conversations, build a common language, and understand the pain points that are out there in the real world." – Science & Technology Australia President Professor Mark Hutchinson.
Science & Technology Australia delivered the launch event in partnership with the Department of Industry, Science & Resources.