New Chief Scientist, with the emphasis on "science"
Professor Sackett, previously head of astrophysics and astronomy at the Australian National University in Canberra, will take over the job as the nation's chief scientist next month.
She said examining what impact Professor Ross Garnaut's proposed cuts in greenhouse gas emissions would have on climate change would be the first thing she would review.
"I believe that the people of Australia, if they have the choices that confront them clearly articulated in an open atmosphere of dialogue and if that is underpinned with scientific evidence, then I believe that Australians will make the choice that is the best for them and for their children." [my emphasis]
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