Review of Questacon 2008

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On the 18 September 2008, Senator The Hon. Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, released the Report of a Review of Questacon, Australia's National Science and Technology Centre. Questacon opened in 1988 as a joint Australia-Japan Bicentennial Project with the Governments and business communities of Australia and Japan co-funding the cost of Questacon's building which provides the headquarters for Questacon's extensive national and international operations. In 2008, Questacon marked its 20th year as a national institution.

The review was conducted by a panel headed by Mr John Simpson, Group General Manager, Corporate Affairs, National Australia Bank, to examine Questacon's role, priorities and resources, its governance and options for sustainable future funding within a national and international context.

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Members of the media seeking additional information about the review, please contact Mr John Simpson, Chairman of the Review Panel or Professor Graham Durant, Director of Questacon on 02 6270 2800.