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

The Hon Bill Shorten MP Leader of the Opposition Australian Labor Party Bill.Shorten.MP@aph.gov.au 5 December 2018  RESEARCH: MORE THAN SCIENCE Dear Mr Shorten, I am writing to commend the recent Labor announcement of better utilization of expert advice and research in policy development (Shine Dome, 28 November). These initiatives would provide much better knowledge-based foundations […]

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Open Letter to Minister for Home Affairs – definition of a scientist

3 October 2018 David Coleman MP Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs Dear Minister, SCIENCES AND SCIENTISTS The problem I am writing to you as President of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) in relation to a specific matter arising in criteria used regarding overseas travel for those seeking citizenship. The […]

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VALE Dr John Beaton

VALE Dr John Beaton 26 Oct 1944 – 6 Nov 2018 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the inimitable Dr John Mark Beaton. John passed away peacefully in his sleep on 6 November 2018 at the age of 74. John first joined the Academy in 2001 and in the intervening […]

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Academy of the Social Sciences recommends consultation to Minister

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 […]

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Social Science Responds to Ministerial Intervention

26 October 2018 Social Science Responds to Ministerial Intervention 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. These highly competitive research grants are rigorously assessed by experts in the field and world-class […]

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Media Releases

2018 ASSA Elects 36 New Fellows in 2018 ASSA Media Release – 2018 Paul Bourke Award Winners 2017 ASSA Media Release 10 Nov 17 – ARC funding for Big Data in Research and Policy ASSA Media Release – ECA 2017 New Fellows 2017 (12-Sept-17) 2016 Paul Bourke Award Winners (6-Oct-16) New Fellows (20-Sep-16) ASSA Welcomes […]

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Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

    ABN: 59 957 839 703
  • Location: 26 Balmain Crescent, Acton, ACT 2601
  • Postal: GPO Box 1956, Canberra, ACT 2601
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