Article: November 2020 Growing with technology: Australia’s agricultural future will need a comprehensive approach There’s nothing like an empty supermarket shelf to remind us how utterly dependent we are on agriculture. In the 1980s we were told agriculture was a sunset industry destined to decline in importance as the service and technology sectors grew. Fast forward to…
Providing a forum that brings together great minds, broad perspectives and knowledge.
ACOLA is the nexus for true interdisciplinary cooperation to develop integrated problem solving and cutting edge thinking on key issues for the benefit of Australia.
The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) combines the strengths of the Australian Learned Academies:
- Australian Academy of Science
- Australian Academy of the Humanities
- Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia
- The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering
- Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science
“This week we’ve seen significant misunderstandings and differing views regarding the effectiveness of first-generation COVID-19 vaccines. It is crucial that the distinction be made between a vaccine’s effectiveness at protecting from severe disease versus its effectiveness at stopping transmission.”
A select group of Australia’s leading economists, lawyers, psychologists, philosophers and other social scientists have been elected as Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
The newly-elected President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Professor Lesley Head FASSA FAHA, believes the humanities will play as significant a role as the sciences in addressing the biggest global challenge of our time, the earth’s warming.
Dr Foley, who has spent the last two years as the CSIRO’s Chief Scientist, will take over from Dr Alan Finkel AO whose tenure comes to an end in December 2020
The Internet of Things (IoT) is already all around us. Online devices have become essential in industries from manufacturing and healthcare to agriculture and environmental management, not to mention our own homes.
“High levels of testing, efficient vaccine distribution and addressing pandemic mental health impacts are critical if Australia is to maintain control over COVID-19 in 2021, a new report from the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences has concluded.”
Over the years, ATSE has brought the technological and engineering wisdom of its Fellowship to bear on various aspects of regulation involving technology: energy, water, food, genomics, minerals and many others.
The home of Australian science, the Shine Dome, will sport a shiny new top and be far more energy efficient as works begin to repair the damage from January’s hailstorm which severely dented the Dome’s copper roof tiles