Office of the Chief Scientist (Australia)
The Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) is part of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. Its primary responsibilities are to enable growth and productivity for globally competitive industries. To help realise this vision, the Department has four key objectives: supporting science and commercialisation, growing business investment and improving business capability, streamlining regulation and building a high performance organisation.
- Coordination Committee on Science and Technology
- Prime Minister's Science Prizes Committee
- Cooperative Research Centres Committee
- Publicly Funded Research Agencies Committee
- Commonwealth, State and Territory Advisory Council on Innovation
- National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy Committee
- 1989–1992: Ralph Slatyer
- 1992–1996 : Michael Pitman
- 1996–1999: John Stocker, part-time
- 1999–2005 : Robin Batterham, part-time
- 2006–2008: Jim Peacock, part-time
- 2008–2011: Penny Sackett, full-time
- 2011–2016: Ian Chubb
- 2016–2020: Alan Finkel
- 2021–present: Cathy Foley
National Science and Technology Council
The National Science and Technology Council is responsible for providing advice to the Prime Minister and other Ministers on important science and technology issues facing Australia.
The Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, announced the new Council on 28 November 2018
The Council is Chaired by the Prime Minister, with the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology as Deputy Chair. Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, is the Executive Officer.
History of Australian science councils
- Australian Science, Technology and Engineering Council (1977–1997)
- Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council (1997–2013)
- Commonwealth Science Council (2014–2018)
- National Science and Technology Advisory Council (2018–present)
- Backing Australia's Ability
- 'Australia's National Hydrogen Strategy' - developed by the Council of Australian Governments ('COAG') Energy Council Hydrogen Working Group which was chaired by Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel with the final report published in November 2019.
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