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The Prime Minister's Science Prizes for Science, introduced in 2000, replaced the Australia Prize, which was awarded from 1990. This page provides an overview of all recipients of the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science and the Australia Prize.

Science and Science Teaching Prizes in 2009

  • Prime Minister's Prize for Science

  • John O'Sullivan
     
  • Science Minister's Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
    Michael Cowley
     
  • Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
    Amanda Barnard
     
  • Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools
    Allan Whittome
     
  • Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools
    Len Altman

The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science are the nation's pre-eminent awards for excellence in science and science teaching. The Prizes are a tribute to the important contributions that our scientists and inspirational science teachers are making to Australia's current and future scientific capabilities.

The 2009 presentation ceremony was held in the Great Hall, Parliament House, Canberra on 28 October 2009.

Science and Science Teaching Prizes in 2008

  • Prime Minister's Prize for Science

  • Ian Frazer
     
  • Science Minister's Prize for Life Scientist of the Year
    Carola Vinuesa
     
  • Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year
    Tanya Monro
     
  • Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools
    Bronwyn Mart
     
  • Prime Minister's Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Secondary Schools
    Clay Reid

The Prime Minister's Prizes for Science are the nation's pre-eminent awards for excellence in science and science teaching. The Prizes are a tribute to the important contributions that our scientists and inspirational science teachers are making to Australia's current and future scientific capabilities.

The 2008 presentation ceremony was held in the Great Hall, Parliament House, Canberra on 16 October 2008.

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Science and Science Teaching Prizes in 2007

The 2007 presentation ceremony was held in the Great Hall, Parliament House, Canberra on 19 September 2007.

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Science and Science Teaching Prizes in 2006

The 2006 presentation ceremony was held in the Great Hall of Parliament House on 16 October 2006.

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Science and Science Teaching Prizes in 2005

The 2005 presentation ceremony was held in the Great Hall of Parliament House on 4 October 2005.

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Science and Science Teaching Prizes in 2004

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Science and Science Teaching Prizes in 2003

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Science and Science Teaching Prizes in 2002

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Science Prizes in 2001

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Science Prizes in 2000

The inaugural prizes, the Prime Minister's Prize for Science, and the two young scientist awards, the Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Achievement in the Physical Sciences and the Minister's Prize for Achievement in Life Sciences recognise and award the world class capabilities of Australian scientists.

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Australia Prize Overview

The Australia Prize was the predecessor award to the Prime Minister's Prizes for Science and was awarded annually from 1990 to 1999 (although no award was made in 1991). It was an international award, aimed at a worldwide audience for an outstanding specific achievement in a selected area of science and technology promoting human welfare. It achieved widespread recognition by individuals and organisations throughout the world, receiving nominations from 18 countries.

The Government awarded the Australia Prize to both Australian and international scientists. Of the 28 recipients, 18 were Australian, demonstrating Australia's strong international standing in many scientific fields.

The Australia Prize was replaced in 2000 by a set of three Prizes: the Prime Minister's Prize for Science, the Science Minister's Prize for Life Scientist of the Year and the Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the Year.

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Australia Prize in 1999 (Energy Science and Technology)

Australia Prize in 1998 (Molecular Science)

Australia Prize in 1997 (Telecommunications)

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Australia Prize in 1996 (Pharmaceutical Design)

Australia Prize in 1995 (Remote Sensing)

Australia Prize in 1994 (Sustainable Land Management)

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Australia Prize in 1993 (Sensory Perception)

Australia Prize in 1992 (Physical Sciences relating to mining or processing of mineral resources)

No Awards presented in 1991

Australia Prize in 1990 (Biological Sciences relating to agriculture or the environment)

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