[ASA] Input to the astronomy governance discussion

Yeshe Fenner yeshe.fenner at astronomyaustralia.org.au
Fri Jun 5 13:27:59 AEST 2015

Dear ASA members,

Please find below an update from the Australian Government's Department of
Industry & Science on the status of the astronomy governance discussion.


Dr Yeshe Fenner, PhD, PMP
Executive Officer
Astronomy Australia Ltd
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 *From:* Bray, Ann [mailto:Ann.Bray at industry.gov.au]
*Sent:* Friday, 5 June 2015 10:25 AM
*To:* 'markdmcauley at optusnet.com.au'; 'swyithe at unimelb.edu.au'; Ball, Lewis
*Cc:* Luchetti, David; Shepherd, Sylvia; Doyle, Damian; Neville Legg
*Subject:* Astronomy Governance [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Hello Colleagues, as discussed could you please distribute this email.
Thanks, Ann.

*The Astronomy Governance Working Group established by the Australian
Government’s Department of Industry and Science has considered the
community's feedback on its first Discussion Paper titled ‘Future Astronomy
Infrastructure Governance Arrangements - Discussion Paper’ which was
released in December 2014 . This initial Discussion Paper has been
developed into an astronomy governance Options Paper, having taken into
account the feedback from the astronomy community provided in February and
March 2015.  A number of submissions made the point that there were some
options which were not canvassed. The Options Paper is expected to
distributed to the astronomy community in late June/early July.  At that
time Ms Ann Bray, General Manager, Science Agencies Governance in the
Department will be available for some targeted consultations to get further
feedback and will be happy to receive written feedback.*

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On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 4:09 PM, Andrew Hopkins <andrew.hopkins at aao.gov.au>

> Dear ASA Members,
>      Many of you will now have had the chance to hear discussions at
> town hall meetings around the country regarding Australian astronomy
> governance issues. You are all invited to submit your thoughts and
> feedback by 6 March 2015 to:
> astronomygovernance at industry.gov.au
> For those of you who wish your submissions to be made public, please
> indicate that when you submit your feedback. Those submissions that
> are to be made public will be distributed to the ASA mailing list, either
> through a link to a web page, or as a collated single document, after the
> deadline for submissions has passed. I will be coordinating this with
> David Luchetti in order to prevent a potentially large series of individual
> documents being distributed separately over the mailing list in the coming
> few weeks.
> Andrew Hopkins
> President, ASA
> --
> A. Prof. Andrew Hopkins, Head of Research and Outreach
> Australian Astronomical Observatory
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