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Do Chief Scientific Advisors Speak Only to the Hand?

By Alex Reisner

Does the Chief Scientist have any influence on the government or Opposition?

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To be an Effective Chief Scientific Advisor You've Got to be Lucky: Robert May

By Alex Reisner

Despite the hype about Prof Ian Chubb's appointment last year, the Chief Scientist doesn't have the influence afforded to his UK counterpart.

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Unhealthy Science?

By Alex Reisner

Ian Dobson Delivers the First of Three Studies Commissioned by Australia's Chief Scientist.

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Teaching Real Science

By Alex Reisner

Are we teaching difficult concepts too early in the science curriculum?

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The Wonderful World of CSIRO

By Alex Reisner

To lose one outstanding researcher, Dr Clark, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness, but to lose THREE?

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