Senate debates

Thursday, 2 March 2006

Science Week

9:45 am

Photo of Christine MilneChristine Milne (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate—
that this week is the annual ‘Science Meets Parliament’ event,
the critical role of science in the protection of the environment and the development of new technologies and industries,
the recent appointment to the board of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) of people with ties to the fossil fuel industry, and
the increasing level of political interference in scientific publications and commentary; and
calls on the Government to develop procedures for merit-based selection of independent CSIRO board members and to improve the public visibility of the activities of that board.

Question put.