Australian Academy of Science Newsletter 136

Message from the Chief Executive

Science has never been more critical to securing our health and wellbeing and restoring our way of life.

Academies join forces to launch COVID-19 expert database

Australia’s learned academies have come together to launch a searchable database of experts to help Australia tackle COVID-19.

Australia’s leading scientists call for data underpinning COVID-19 decisions to be made public

Australia must make full use of leading scientists’ expertise to deepen our understanding of COVID-19 and to sharpen our response.

The Academy's response to COVID-19

The Academy responded quickly to and continues to be very active regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Academy supports statement to G20 leaders on COVID-19

The Academy supports the statement made to G20 leaders on behalf of the S20, the science academies of the G20.

Academy supports IAP communiqué on COVID-19

The Academy has joined with over 100 other national science academies to offer the best possible scientific data and recommendations to all governments throughout the world.

Ten young scientists to represent Australia at Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting

Ten outstanding early-career researchers have been selected to attend the annual gathering of Nobel Laureates and emerging scientists from around the world.

STEM Equity Monitor will help drive universal changes in gender equity

The Academy welcomes the Advancing Women in STEM 2020 Action Plan announced by the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon Karen Andrews MP.

Managing wild and weedy Australia

Participants in the 2020 Fenner Conference on the Environment developed six actions that, if implemented, will radically improve weed management research, policy and practice in Australia.

Science policy update

  • Science for Australians launch
  • Submissions and inquiries
  • Engaging with members of parliament

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Opportunities for scientists

  • Academy honorific awards and funding opportunities for 2021
  • Jian Zhou Medal
  • South Australian Space Scholarships
  • Young Tall Poppies
  • Queen Elizabeth Prize in Engineering
  • Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

Fellows update

  • Honours and awards to Fellows
  • Obituary for Professor Ian Mackay

Honorary editor: Professor Yuri Estrin FAA

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