[ASC-list] A national strategy for engagement with the sciences: report released

Toss Gascoigne director at tossgascoigne.com.au
Tue Feb 9 05:19:07 UTC 2010

(Brenton Honeyman, Manager, Science Communication & Strategic  
Partnerships at Questacon has announced the release of a new report.)

The resultant report “Inspiring Australia – A national strategy for  
engagement with the sciences” was launched yesterday by the Minister  
for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, at  
the opening session of the Australian Science Communicators National  
Conference in Canberra.

  The report is available online at:


(or the full form of the address is:


The report recognises the extent and importance of science  
communication activities that currently engage communities across the  
country, and proposes a ‘national framework – local action’ approach  
to address the often fragmented nature of current initiatives.

In December 2009, Federal, State and Territory Innovation Ministers  
agreed to work together to develop a national approach to science  
communication. As a first step, a framework of principles for the  
funding of science communication is being developed.

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