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New minister promises to value science

Image: Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Ed Husic tells Australian researchers “we’re putting science back at the forefront” in first speech

Australia’s new science minister has said the country needs to put more value on science and technology, in his first public speech in the role.

Ed Husic (pictured)—who was given the job last week after the general election that brought Anthony Albanese to power—flagged the balancing of “competition and cooperation” as a priority for Australia’s science and for its relationships with other countries.

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