Parliamentary Friends of Science

STA's Parliamentary Friends of Science

The Parliamentary Friends of Science was established by Science & Technology Australia with the support of the Australian Academy of Science. It was launched in September 2012 by co-Chairs, the Hon Richard Marles MP and the Hon Karen Andrews MP.

The group meets at Parliament House around four times a year, and a specific sector of Australia science and technology is celebrated at each of these events. Topics have ranged from information sessions on new and emerging technology, to the launch of key plans and programs designed to build Australia’s future STEM research capacity.

Most recently, we have hosted events on Australia's STEM workforce, artificial intelligence (such as ChatGPT), battery technologies, space science, gene technologybrain science and quantum technologies.

Ana-Maria Arabia and Jeremy Brownlie.
Karen Andrews MP, Elanor Huntington and Brian Schmidt at Parliamentary Friends of Science.