Under his five year reign as Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb saw funding for science research fall to a 30 year low.
But under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, there's some good news for the sector. The Prime Minister says he is keen to see science power the 'ideas boom', which could help underpin Australian innovation and prosperity in the 21st century.
Today, Chief Scientist Professor Ian Chubb is stepping down from his role.
He joins Fran Kelly on RN Breakfast.