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.
Type of Body
D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation
Established By / Under
Max No. of Board/Committee Members
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
10 Binara Street
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|
|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. Fiona Wood AM||13 November 2019||12 November 2023|
|Member||Prof. Brian Schmidt AC||18 February 2021||17 February 2024|
|Member||Dr. Cathy Foley||1 January 2021||31 December 2023|