Australia is falling behind in science and engineering and is the only nation in the OCED not to have a national strategy for science, engineering, technology and innovation, according to a new report.

In the report, Chief Scientist for Australia Professor Ian Chubb AC says the nation’s policies and investments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) have suffered from a lack of coordination, with the $8.6 billion in federal money being spent on research and innovation spread across no fewer than 13…