Protecting Ocean Science Jobs

Australia is at the forefront of cutting-edge science for studying its oceans and ecosystems. If we’re going to solve the climate crisis and protect our oceans — protecting science jobs should be one of our highest priorities. 

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Pete has fought hard over many years to protect the jobs and research capacity we have in Tasmania and Australia in climate science and Southern Ocean science. He headed the Senate Select Committee inquiry into job cuts at CSIRO and is campaigning now for continuity in climate funding which will give certainty to Tasmania’s world-renowned science community and position as Australia’s Antarctic gateway.



Successfully worked with Labor as chair of the Senate Select Committee to have CSIRO climate science job cuts reversed.


Long-term funding continuity in Southern Ocean, climate and Antarctic science funding, including the full implementation of the Clarke Report recommendations.