More Scientists in Parliament? How Good Would It Be?

Speaker: Dr Will Grant
Date: Saturday, 10 November 2012
Time: 1:30 – 3:00pm
Location: Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton, ACT

Free Admission

We often hear moans that our current parliament features far too few scientists, and instead is packed with lawyers, economists and used car salesmen. But what would it actually mean to pack our parliament with scientists? Would we really get better policy outcomes? Would we get truly evidence based policy? In this talk Will Grant will explore how scientists and politicians might work together for best policy outcomes.

Dr Will Grant is a writer, talker, thinker and reader based at the Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. His work has mostly focused on the intersection of science, politics and society, and how this is changing in response to new technologies.

Canberra Skeptics Incorporated is a non-profit association incorporated in the Australian Capital Territory for the purpose of promoting critical thinking. For further information about us, including our podcast “The Hansard – Canberra Skeptics Record of Reason,” please visit our website

There will be a networking function following the lecture. This will be held in King O’Malley’s Irish Pub, 131 City Walk, Civic.

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  • Anne D.

    A very thought provoking subject and Dr Will Grant is an excellent presenter. He deftly got the conversation started. I liked the informality of the forum maybe why there was so much audience participation.

    November 11, 2012

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