ANU media conference - Release of 23rd ANUPoll

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 — The Australian National University (ANU) will hold a media conference tomorrow morning at Parliament House to release results of the latest ANUpoll, which measures Australian attitudes towards innovation and science and the role of government and business to support innovation.

ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC and experts from the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods will release details of the poll in Room 1R6 at 10.45am.

The latest ANUpoll comes at a time when science is at the centre of some Australia’s key policy debates, such as energy security and climate policy.

The ANUpoll also comes as Australia’s investment in Research and Development (R&D) has fallen to around 2.1 per cent of GDP and below the OECD average of 2.4 per cent of GDP, and with private sector investment well below other nations.

Each ANUPoll also tests general voter satisfaction with the way the country is headed across a range of measures.

WHAT: Launch of the 23rd ANUpoll

WHO: ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt AC, Professor Matthew Gray from the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods, and Dr Jill Sheppard from the ANU School of Politics and International Relations.

WHERE: Committee Room 1R6

WHEN: Wednesday, 19 April, 10.45am.

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