Academy Fellows recieve Australian Laureate Fellowships

We’re thrilled to announce that three Fellows of the Academy are recipients of the 2019 Australian Laureate Fellowships – the Australian Research Council’s most prestigeous awards for Australian researchers. The three ASSA Fellows, Professors Kaarin Anstey, Lynette Russell and Quentin Grafton will be conducting research across health, history and environmental economics to build a stronger […]

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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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The Call for Applications for the 2020-21 Workshop Program is Closed

The Workshop Program is ASSA’s primary outward-facing program for developing social science research. The program enables experts from academia, the public service, and industry—groups which are not always able to convene in the same room for various reasons—to come together and conceptualise problems and possible solutions to them. The fact the program brings together recognised […]

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Promoting excellence and encouraging outstanding achievement in the social sciences in Australia. Established in 1971, replacing its parent body the Social Science Research Council of Australia, itself founded in 1942, the academy is an independent, interdisciplinary body of elected Fellows. It is an autonomous, non-governmental organisation, devoted to the advancement of knowledge and research in […]

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