• Maintaining Social Science Success at the ARC

    An open statement by Academy President Professor Glenn Withers and President-Elect Professor Jane Hall.

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  • Open letter to Hon Bill Shorten MP | Research: More than Science

    “…policy should draw on the whole research community to support national advance. It must not produce division and dissent across research areas.”

    ASSA President, Professor Glenn Withers AO

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  • VALE Dr John Beaton

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our inimitable Executive Director, Dr John Mark Beaton.

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  • ASSA Symposium Tuesday 13 November 2018

    PRESENTATION VIDEOS UPLOADED – Regenerating Integrity & Trust in Australian Institutions
    Convened by Prof Adam Graycar and Dr Adam Masters

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  • Academy of the Social Sciences recommends consultation to Minister

    Wednesday 31 October 2018:

    The statement on research grants by Minister Tehan on television this morning was inadequate.

    It focused on research grants in the national interest, which is welcome. But for government to lurch from secret research grant political engagement by Minister Birmingham to a policy surprise by morning TV announcement by Minister Tehan is disturbing, particularly when the government already has national science and research priorities provisions and other conditions it can adjust in the grant system.

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  • ASSA Responds to Ministerial Intervention into ARC Peer Review

    The Academy for Social Sciences in Australia is extremely concerned at the news that the former Minister for Education vetoed the award of 11 Australian Research Council (ARC) grants this year.

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  • Top Scholars Honoured: Academy Elects 36 New Fellows in 2018

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  • Response to the Australian Government Data Sharing and Release Legislation Consultation

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2018 Cunningham Lecture: The Pursuit of Knowledge

– Video uploaded below – The Pursuit of Knowledge: Veritas Redux Presented by Professor Glenn Withers AO FASSA (Professor ANU and UNSW Canberra) Humans are ascendant because of rational knowledge. In this Lecture the nature and standing of contemporary knowledge creation, testing and transmission will be examined. Achievement will be celebrated, but failure and challenges […]

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