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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

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Prime Minister

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    6

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

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 Prof. Debra Henly 1 January 2019 31 December 2022
Member Prof. Genevieve Bell 1 January 2019 31 December 2022
Member Associate Prof. Jeremy Brownlie 15 March 2022 14 March 2025
Member Dr. Larry Marshall 1 July 2020 30 June 2023
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
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