PC Mag Australia – Science Is Back on Australia’s Agenda (Maybe)

tony_abbott_ian_macfarlane2015 may be the year for science after a week of quiet achievements for the struggling Australian science agenda.

With the Cabinet reshuffle one Minister retained his portfolio and had another one added: Ian MacFarlane is now the Minister for Industry and Science. The science portfolio, which had previously had its own minister for over 80 years, was split between the industry and education portfolios by the Abbott government in 2013.

The Commonwealth Science Council has been busy since its first meeting in November. Last week the Council announced eight key areas it will be focusing on as science and research priorities in Australia as part of its revised strategic approach to science and technology investment.

Read more at PC Mag Australia.

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