[ASA] Australian Academy of Science Position Statement 2022

John Lattanzio john.lattanzio at monash.edu
Thu Mar 31 06:25:47 AEDT 2022

Dear ASA Colleagues
  please find attached a statement from the Academy concerning the future
of Science funding in Australia.

  Best wishes to all

John Lattanzio

*Subject: *Australian Academy of Science Position Statement 2022

*Please see the below email from the Academy’s Secretary for Science
Policy, Professor Ian Chubb AC FAA FTSE.*

Dear National Committee members,

The Academy is today publishing its position statement ahead of the 2022
federal election (see attached). This statement calls on the next
Australian government to:

   1. secure the scientific base through a long-term investment strategy
   for science
   2. advance a cohesive, national approach to securing new jobs and
   industries through science and technology
   3. establish robust and permanent mechanisms for independent science
   advice to inform policy across all of government
   4. undertake a national whole-of-government review of the science and
   research system.

I ask that you share this statement with your networks, including the
universities and societies that you represent, and feed back to the Science
Policy team any commentary or sentiment that arises so that it may be
considered for future work, including the Academy’s responses to media.

The Science Policy team can be reached at Science.Policy at science.org.au.

In addition, a meeting of National Committee Chairs with myself and Academy
Vice Presidents Professor Malcolm Sambridge and Emeritus Professor Helene
Marsh will be held on *April 4*.

Kind regards,

Ian Chubb

*Emeritus Professor Ian Chubb AC FAA FTSE **Secretary Science Policy *

*Australian Academy of Science*  Ian Potter House, 9 Gordon Street, Acton
ACT 2601  |  GPO Box 783, Canberra ACT 2601

*E* science.policy at science.org.au                 *www*.science.org.au

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