B – Liberating the voices of science

Carr K, Liberating the voices of science. The Australian, January 16, 2008.


The Australians’ view on the role of scientists and researchers to contribute to economic, social and environmental wellbeing and to expand our horizons of knowledge. It involves controversial interpretations.
Public debate must be as well informed as possible and those who have expertise in the areas under debate must be able to contribute. According to the Author, this means that researchers working in Australian universities and public research agencies must be – and must be allowed to be – active participants in such debates, therefore, it is essential to communicate new ideas and to infuse public debate with the best research and new knowledge.