Thomas Issues a Plea for Maths and Stats
Carr - Research Impact - and The ERA?
01/07/13 An Apparently Exasperated Chief Scientist Spits
"Guest Editorial" The A-Z of Wave Power Generation
Public Support for University Research 3
The Changing PhD
27/02/13 NHMRC Symposium and Consultation on the
Evolution of Peer Review
29/01/13 Daniel Koshland, Editor in Chief of
Science '85 to '95, Creator of Dr Noitall
The Roadmap for the National Research Investment Plan
31/10/12 The Premature Reportage of the Death of the University. Will it Be a
Too Many Graduate Students? Too Many Postdocs? Too Few Research Assoc
Do Chief Scientific Advisors Speak Only to the Hand?
STEM, Higher Education, the Bumblebee and the World's Economy
Still Swimming Through Glue?
The Future of Peer Review?
An Educational Pioneer Makes Time's 100 Most Influential
"To be an Effective Chief Scientific Advisor You've Got to be Lucky." Robert May
Those of us who are passionate about science have thus far failed to get real
science taught in most of our schools. - Bruce Alberts.
02/01/12 The Wonderful World of CSIRO Administration
The Theatre of the Absurd and the Dance of the Xenophobes
01/10/11 In When the President of the Australian academy
of Science Speaks, Who Listens?
In Which the Director of the Center for Scientific Review at the NIH Steps Down
and Talks Peer Review
Don't Think Just Add Another Layer to the Bureaucracy
30/06/11 Australia's Public Universities - Are They Good
31/05/11 Is an economic crisis looming for Australia,
which has nothing to do with carbon trading?
(01/01/08-rerun) So Estragon, Happy Now?
(09/04/08-rerun) Terry Tao: Mathematics in Today's World?
And Just Who Do You Think Should be the Next Chief Scientist?
Some Pieces of Unsolicited Advice
30/11/10 Matters No Longer Pending?
31/10/10 Transforming Learning and the Transmission of
The Schlemiel & the Schlimazel
30/08/10 A Metric Too Far
20/07/10 A Glimmer of Light at the End of the Tunnel
30/06/10 Who Writes This Stuff Anyway?
31/05/10 A Real and Pernicious Debit
27/04/10 Big Stick -- Small Carrot?
27/02/10 Is Australia Doomed to Lack Opportunities dor
Pursuing High-risk Open-ended Science
27/01/10 Bad Ideas Whose Time is Nye
Throttling the Goose
CSIRO's So You Want to be a Scientist
CSIRO's Fundamental Research of Over 17 Years Ago Leads to $200 Million and
29/09/09 Redesigning the ARC's System of Peer Review
31/08/09 The Detrimental Increasing Dependence of Our Universities on
International Students' Fees
De-emphasise the Pace, Concentrate on the Objectives of Labor's Education
University Research Funding and the Choke Collar
Something to Aim For?
Assent from an Abyss
30/03/09 University Autonomy - Governance - Accountability
for the Government's Response to the Bradley Review Approaches?
26/01/09 Car Batteries, Biomass, Malcolm Turnbull and Carbon Reduction?
30/12/08 The Bradley Review but What's the Use of Universities Anyway?
Vice-Chancellors of the Group of Eight Show a Remarkable Lack of Perception
29/10/08 John Dawkins Continues to Cast a Destructive Shadow
29/09/08 Cutting the Curricula To the Quick
Biostatistician and the Peer Review
Don't Bother With Facts, His Mind is Made UP
31/05/08 It Takes a Long Pole to Balance on the Political Tightrop
09/04/08 Terence Tao: Mathematics in Today's World
Drain to Where Their Future Lies
Micromanagement is Never Far Away
Chief Scientist Can be a Most Influential of Advisors
Estragon, Happy Now? Vladimir Do You Believe Godot Will Come
Subjugate, Be Consistent in Attack
Glimmer of Light at the End of the Tunnel
You've Got a Bad Idea, Work it to Death
Legacy of Daniel Koshland
Paucity of Mr Howard's Legacy to Science or Speak to the Hand
Flagpoles to Chaplains to Performance Pay
Illogicality Rules Both Major Political Parties Vie for the Goof Ball World Cup
29/03/07 Without a Clue
the Day, Carpe Diem, Pluck the Day
28/01/07 Learning Promoted to the Status of Political Football?
John Howard's Hubris Overwhelmed His Political Acumen?
30/11/06 Barriers to the Future Growth of Australia's Human Capital
Pale Greening of John Howard
01/10/06 If it
Weren't So Serious, It's be Farcical: the RQF Lumbers on, the RAE Stalls
best students in the world in number theory all want to study with Terry"
Relentlessness Higher Education Research Policies
Continuing Heartburn Over the UK's Research Assessment Exercise
31/05/06 Nuclear Power Good -- Nuclear Power Bad: a Debate?
Economic Engine, Foreign Debt and the Current Account Deficit
Gareth Roberts - The RAE - The RQF - and Chancellor of the Exchequer Mr Brown
Don't Think -- We'll Tell You What To Do
Might a Grownup Have Been Chosen to Cleanup the Mess?
Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage?
Would the Real University of California, Berkeley Put its Hand Up
"Learning is Not Compulsory... Neither is Survival"
Just What is Dr Nelson Playing At?
"If you want to influence politics, make your concerns public." -- John Howard
Where Has All the Opposition Gone?
The Wages of Doctrinaire Anti-intellectualism
CSIRO's Hyping of its Science a Service to Those Really Doing the Work
The Progressive "Dysfunctioning" of Australia's Universities
A Framework on Which to Fasten the Fabric of Australian What...?
Can the Amalgam Become Greater Than the Sum of the Parts?
Universities: Hunting of an Endangered Species
A Myopic Government Eschews an Eye to the Main Chance
Public Spending on Unis to Fall Sharply...Record Deficit to Hit Dollar Growth
A Victory Too Far
Labor Unveils a Research and Development Policy Without Committing to Increased
The TWI, Foreign Student Enrollment and a V-C's Prediction
The Treasurer, the Chancellor and Views to the Future
Whom to Lobby - How to Lobby - When to Lobby
Computational Quantum Chemistry -- But What Good is it, Professor
The Australian National University's Review is On-track
Keeping Your Eye on the Ball, or What is it We're Defending
The Loneliness of a Chief Scientist
A Continuing Descent into the Maelstrom
The Populist Superficiality of Brendan Nelson
He That Eats His Own Flesh is a Fool
Is the 'Peter Principle' Operational at Cabinet Level
No Substitute for an Advocate with Class
16/08/03 Feynman Your Services Wouldn't be Required
Beware the Jabberwock My Sun/ The Jaws That Bite
Pot-Shot Policy Formulation or Progress Through Propaganda
The Distortion of Australia's
Science and Political Ethic:
Facts vs Expediency
Let Us Cultivate Our Garden
A Gresham's Law for Australian Academe
The Nexus Between Research and Teaching
A Graphic Look Back... and Ahead
It's Not a Crisis if Nobody Cares
Science Meets Parliament, Round 4
An in Depth Analysis of CSIRO Leaves Us Little the Wiser
"Thou Shall Not Admit to a University System in Crisis
Who Cares What the Opposition Says When You've Got the Numbers
A Philosophical Point
Who Was There to Led
The Charge That Took Us to the Rear?
It May be Moving From
a Nightmare into a Disaster
Fellowship: The State of Play
Aye, and Who Will Pay For It
Relevance of Mr Howard's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council
First 100 Days
Politicisation of Science Policy
Nov. 10th Election May or May Not Have Made a Difference
Australian Academy of Science's 12 Proposals
Lack of Trenchant Appraisal Keeps Us in Limbo
Suddenly Things Have Gone Very Quiet
29/10/01 Intellectual Suicide or the Power of Negative Thinking
13/10/01 Education and the Power of the Press
26/09/01 As Good As It Gets - Part II
05/09/01 Is Being a Basic Research Freeloader Good Policy?
27/08/01 Tomorrow and Tomorrow
14/08/01 Harry Truman, Where are You
20/07/01 Now THAT'S a Lobby
05/07/01 "You Get No Bread With One Meatball"
Toward a Knowledge Nation - But with Faltering Steps
More Than Time for a Sea
25/05/01 Excerpts from the Federal Budget and 2001-02
Going on 200 and Full of Pride
Australia's Universities Good Enough
27/03/01 But Who Will Pay For It?
19/03/01 The Consequence of Ryan
11/03/01 To Bad,
We Lose, Nobody Wins
25/02/01 Problems with
Primary Education? Rubbish – Flexibility, That's All You Need
A Fissioning Atom Can Generate Good Along Unexpected Paths
Swimming through glue
could be valuable
Nineteen years and counting