Media Releases

Research grant success

MEDIA RELEASE Monday, 8 July 2019. Social science researchers partnering with government, industry and community to address social challenges. Seven Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia are among the recipients of Australian Research Council Linkage grants announced by Minister for Education the Hon Dan Tehan MP on Friday. With funding of […]

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Farewell Bob Hawke

MEDIA RELEASE Friday, 14 June 2019   Farewell to Bob Hawke, a champion of social and economic reforms and friend to the social sciences Today, Australia will farewell the Honourable Robert “Bob” James Lee Hawke AC, former Prime Minister of Australia, in a State Memorial Service. Bob Hawke was Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 […]

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2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Academy is proud to announce that seven of its Fellows were recognised as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours for 2019. We congratulate them all.   Officer (AO) in the General Division: Emeritus Professor Murray WELLS for distinguished service to higher education, particularly to accountancy, and to business administration. Emeritus Professor Susan Caroline KIPPAX […]

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New ASSA Executive Director

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia announces new Executive Director Dr Chris Hatherly has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Academy and will commence in the role on 1 July. Chris joins the Academy of the Social Sciences from the Australian Academy of Science where he has worked since 2015 as […]

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2019 Election Statement

Australia must prepare today for tomorrow’s challenges – from climate change and social well-being to technological adaptation and an evolving economy. For policymakers to do this, they must have consistent access to the best research and knowledge from the social sciences in addition to that from the humanities and arts (HASS), as well as science, […]

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ASSA Fellows recognised in 2019 Australia Day Honours

ASSA Fellows recognised in 2019 Australia Day Honours The Academy is proud to announce that six of its Fellows were recognised as part of the Australia Day Honours for 2019. Companion AC in the General Division: The late Emeritus Professor Patrick Troy AO, for eminent service to urban and regional planning, to environmental sustainability and social […]

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MYEFO Announcement Undermines Australia’s Future

18 December 2018 MYEFO Announcement Undermines Australia’s Future The Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) is disappointed by the current Coalition Federal Government MYEFO announcement this week (December 17) to cut $328 million over the next four years from the Research Block Grant Funding Scheme. According to Academy President and Economics Professor Glenn Withers […]

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Maintaining Social Science Success at the ARC

13 December 2018 Maintaining the Social Science Success at the ARC The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) welcomes the 28 November results of the Australian Research Council’s (ARC) National Competitive Grants Program. Social, behavioural, and economic science grants were close to overall average approval rates for the Discovery and Early Career Researcher […]

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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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ASSA LEADS THE WAY TO GENDER EQUALITY

International Women’s Day 2018 The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) celebrates International Women’s Day 2018 with the numbers of women nominated for Fellowship exceeding those of men – a first for the Academy. In 2017 the Academy first elected equal numbers of women and men to the Fellowship. All those elected are […]

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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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