The chairs of the Academy’s 22 National Committees for Science met at the Shine Dome in April for their annual meeting. The committee chairs shared expertise on how to improve engagement with parliamentarians, policy makers and industry, and discussed all-inclusive topics of concern that might result in collaborative projects.
The meeting was chaired by Academy Vice-President and Secretary for Physical Sciences Professor Jim Williams AM FAA FTSE, Foreign Secretary Cheryl Praeger AM FAA and Council member Professor Sue O’Reilly AM FAA. The Academy’s Executive Committee and senior secretariat staff participated in the lively discussion.
National Committees for Science aim to foster a branch or theme of natural science in Australia and to serve as links between Australian and overseas scientists in the same field.
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