Ian Chubb

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22 Jan 2016

This report aims to aid policy making and public discussion based on rigorous estimates of the current contribution of the core sciences.

The Office of the Australian Chief Scientist commissioned the Australian Academy of Science to develop two complementary reports on the importance of...


22 Jan 2016

The Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) and the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) commissioned the Centre for International Economics (the CIE) to investigate and measure the importance of recent advances in the biological sciences to the Australian economy. This work followed an earlier similar...


27 Oct 2015

Retiring Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb, delivered this keynote address at the Australian Financial Review’s Higher Education Summit, and welcomed Dr Alan Finkel as Australia's eighth Chief Scientist.



17 Aug 2015

An article by Australia's chief scientist Professor Ian Chubb to mark National Science Week.

It's national science week, the one week in 52 when we make a national effort to think about science.

When I think about science, I think of knowledge. I...

Audio interview

25 Mar 2015

Though it's not widely known or recognised, science directly contributes $145 billion dollars to the national economy each year.

The report "The importance of advanced physical and mathematical sciences to the Australian economy" discussed here, shows that advanced physical and mathematical sciences account for...

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