National Science and Technology Council

Industry, Science and Resources
The National Science and Technology Council is responsible for providing advice to the Prime Minister and other Ministers on important science and technology issues facing Australia. The Council is to advise the Government on: - long term and emerging scientific and technological developments; - scientific and technological issues of relevance to Government policy or priorities; - Australia's science system, including issues relating to science engagement, research capability and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and workforce skills; - achieving the Government's objectives as set out in the National Science Statement; and - other matters requested by the Prime Minister, other Ministers, or considered important by the Council.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    F. Non-statutory advisory structure

  • Established By / Under

    Prime Minister

  • Paid Members?


  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members


  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?


  • Classification

    C. Secondary non-statutory structure

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

  • Postal Address

    10 Binara Street
    Canberra 2601

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair The Hon. Anthony Albanese MP 23 May 2022 Determined by the appointer
Deputy Chair The Hon. Ed Husic MP 1 June 2022 Determined by the appointer
Other Dr. Doug Hilton AO 29 September 2023 28 September 2028
Other Dr. Cathy Foley AO PSM 1 January 2024 31 December 2024
Member Emeritus Prof. Cheryl Praeger AC 15 March 2022 14 March 2025
Member Associate Prof. Jeremy Brownlie 15 March 2022 14 March 2025
Member Prof. Reuben Bolt 25 January 2024 24 January 2027
Member Prof. Mark Hutchinson 30 January 2024 29 January 2027
Member Prof. Mahananda Dasgupta 18 February 2024 17 February 2027
Member Prof. Genevieve Bell 28 February 2023 27 February 2026
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