One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts was waiting but Alan Finkel was ready.
|Chief scientist Dr Alan Finkel.|
The chief scientist, who has a PhD in electrical engineering and worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in neuroscience, could see what Parliament's most persistent climate change sceptic was doing.
Did Dr Finkel believe it was important for a scientist to keep an open mind, Senator Roberts wanted to know.
Dr Finkel spotted the trap and said he was happy to own up to a "healthy degree of scepticism”.
Read Stephanie Peatling’s story in today’s Melbourne Age - “Alan Finkel: the man who could bring peace to Australia's climate wars.”