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2011 International Year of Chemistry

Tuesday 8th of February 2011
12 pm
Parliament House, Canberra
The International Year of Chemistry in Australia was launched by Senator the Hon. Kim Carr,
Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research at the BASF luncheon. Senator Carr spoke of
Australia’s proud record and bright future in the field of chemistry. Listen to Senator Carr speak here or
read his media release here.
Chief Scientist for Australia, Professor Penny Sackett, also spoke at the lunch, focusing on the role of
chemistry in developing solutions to national issues ranging from the environment to economics. Listen to Professor Sackett speak here or read her speech here.
Over 150 people attended the BASF Launch Luncheon with attendees coming from industry, academia and government sectors and a number of Senators and Members of Parliament from both sides of politics. The luncheon gave people a relaxed opportunity to meet and the addresses gave a good overview of chemistry and its place in the Australian setting.
For more information on this event please click here.