NCI is proud to be sponsoring Science Meets Parliament in 2017.
From its very beginning, Science meets Parliament has enjoyed strong support – at the inaugural event in 1999, the Senate passed a resolution declaring the day “Science Meets Parliament Day” and urging “all political parties to recognise the importance of science to this nation’s future, economically, socially, culturally and environmentally”. In the years since, Science meets Parliament has become a keenly anticipated annual highlight of the Federal Parliamentary calendar, and has continued to provide outstanding opportunities to elevate visibility, awareness and understanding of STEM in Federal Parliament and Federal Government departments.
Science meets Parliament 2017 comes at a time when science, technology, engineering and mathematics are high on the political agenda. To be held on 21 and 22 March while Parliament is sitting, SmP 2017 will build on the strong tradition of fostering relationships and understanding between scientists and technologists, MPs and Senators.