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No Science Minister?

Thursday 19th September / presented by Jonny Hopper

Tony Abbott has announced his new frontbench, and for the first time since the creation of a science portfolio in 1931, Australia won’t have a Science Minister.

Instead, the portfolio will be shared between the Industry and Education ministries.

Australian scientists say they’re ‘confused and disappointed’ at the omission and so is the man who wanted the job Dr Dennis Jensen.

Head of the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Medical Imaging Science at Curtin University, Professor Igor Bray was on the phone with Jonny Hopper to talk about this decision and the potential impact it could have.

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