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Science Behind the Headlines: Australia’s Innovation Future

Science Behind the Headlines: Australia’s Innovation Future
Event Information:
Date: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm - ACST
Location: The Shine Dome (Gordon St Canberra ACT), The Science Exchange (55 Exchange Place Adelaide SA)

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Australia’s science and innovation is a vital part of the nation’s future, however is likely to be overshadowed in the current electioneering. Australia has a rich and proud history in science and innovation, and the benefits of this investment surround us everyday, from advancements in health care to communications. In this special Science Behind the Headlines we’ll examine why science and innovation is one of the major critical issues facing Australia in the next 5 years, and what Australia needs to ensure we remain the ‘clever country’.

We’ll also cross live to the Shine Dome in Canberra to speak with political lobbyists about how to increase political pressure to ensure science and innovation receives the support it requires, and discuss how science and innovation is also critical for non-scientific policies.

This will be an unmissable edition of Science Behind the Headlines.

Event Speakers

  • Les Field, Vice-President & Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) – UNSW and Secretary for Science Policy – Australian Academy of Science
  • Catriona Jackson, CEO – Science & Technology Australia
  • Ben Stapley, Policy Manager, CropLife Australia
  • Ashley Wells, Policy Director – Federal Chamber of Automative Industries and
  • Paul Willis, Director – RiAus

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In association with AusSMC


Teacher Resources

Your Genetic ProfileTo accompany some events RiAus produces teacher resources that enable teachers to use this material in the classroom. Please find the links below to resources relevant to this event and click here for a list of all Science Behind the Headlines teacher Resources

Click here for the Critical Literacy & The Media pack
Click here for the Reasoning Skills Checklist
Click here for the ‘SBTH: Australia’s Innovation Future’ Teacher Resource pack



This project is supported by the Inspiring Australia Initiative and Australian Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.
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