Focus issue 159 December 2009
Two overarching priorities
for STEM education
By Lesley Parker and Adrian Egan
Our people are creative, innovative and intelligent and very focused on the centrality of their
particular discipline. They value greatly their professional autonomy and academic freedom.
Rebuilding the Australian
By Nicholas Perkins and Petra Vanessie
Science must change if we are to help inform governments,
communities and industry how choices in one area impact on another area.
By Robin King
It is clear that innovation and technological change got us into many of the messes we are
in today, but only innovation and technological breakthroughs will get us out of trouble.
Also in this issue:
Promoting Australia's advancement through technology