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Australia’s Chief Scientist visits the Hunter

Regional Development Australia (RDA) Hunter played host to Australia's chief scientist, Professor Ian Chubb AC in August.
During his visit, Professor Chubb delivered a public lecture at the Newcastle City Hall on the importance of science and innovation to regional development and saw first-hand some of the RDA Hunter initiatives that support economic development in the region. “My consistent message has been that science is critical to Australia’s future and far too important to leave to chance,” Professor Chubb said.
While here, Professor Chubb visited RDA Hunter’s ME Program partner school, St Philip’s Christian College, to talk with students about the importance of STEM subjects, as well as ME Program industry partner BAE Systems to see how the ME Program has helped the business and improved its access to skilled staff.
RDA Hunter CEO Todd Williams said they were honoured to have hosted Professor Chubb. “His support for our initiatives is invaluable and reinforces that we are on the right track in planning for the region’s future.”