Why Science Matters

A Q&A on the importance of science for Australia's future.


AMSI Director Professor Geoff Prince will join Adam Bandt, Federal MP for Melbourne, Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens, Prof Doug Hilton, Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute and Prof Rachel Webster, Head of the Astrophysics Group, University of Melbourne, to discuss why science matters for Australia.

Hosting the event is Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea, Chair Australian Early-Mid Career Researcher Forum.

When: September 27, 2012 at 6pm

Where: GTAC (Gene Technology Access Centre), University High School

Questions for consideration:

Will science play an important role in Australia’s future economy? Does science provide good value for money? What skills do we need to build for Australia in the post-mining era? What are Australia’s research strengths and why do they matter?

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