[ASC-list] "Why science matters" Science Q & A Event

Krystal Evans dr.krystalevans at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 02:37:51 UTC 2012

Why Science Matters: A Q&A on the importance of science for Australia's


Will science play an important role in Australia's future economy? Does
science provide good value for money? What skills do we need to build for
Australia in the post-mining era? What are Australia's research strengths
and why do they matter?

This science Q&A panel features Federal Member for Melbourne and Deputy
Leader of the Australian Greens, Adam Bandt in conversation with leading
scientists, discussing why science matters for Australia.


Adam Bandt, Federal MP for Melbourne, Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens

Prof Doug Hilton, Director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute
Prof Geoff Prince, Director, Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
Prof Rachel Webster, Head of the Astrophysics Group, University of

HOST: Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea, Chair Australian Early-Mid Career
Researcher Forum

WHEN: Thursday 27 of September, 6pm

WHERE: GTAC (Gene Technology Access Centre), University High School, 1H
Royal Parade, Parkville

Public transport: Number 19 Tram (North Coburg-City) , Stop 11, Royal Parade

RSVP: http://adambandt-melbourne.nationbuilder.com/why_science_matters
(free event)

Twitter hashtag: #sci4future

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