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Media Release August 2021: Australian research leaders commit to truth telling and a journey of change

Media Release: August 2021 Australian research leaders commit to truth telling and a journey of change Today the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) has outlined its support for the Uluru Statement from the Heart, alongside its commitment to a journey of change between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the research sector for…

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Media Release June 2021: ACOLA welcomes AAHMS as Australia’s newest Learned Academy

Media Release: June 2021 The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) welcomes the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences as Australia’s newest Learned Academy. ACOLA welcomes the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) as Australia’s fifth and newest Learned Academy, as defined under the Higher Education Support Act. This decision by the…

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Media Release June 2021: Australian Energy Transition Research Plan

Media Release: 17 June 2021 An urgent shift is needed on energy transition research Australia’s transition to a net-zero energy system is a massive and complex task; requiring interdisciplinary solutions addressing Australia’s specific needs, to achieve this goal. This is why today, the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) is releasing its Australian Energy Transition…

Article by Distinguished Professor Stewart Lockie

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…

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Media Release Sept 2020: Australia’s agricultural future: growing with technology

Media Release: 29 September 2020 Australia’s agricultural future: growing with technology Drought, climate variability, biosecurity, global competition and consumer preferences are some of the greatest challenges facing Australian farmers, their impacts threatening our position among the most efficient primary producers in the world. However, Australia’s primary producers have a long history of embracing innovation and adopting…

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Media Release Sept 2020: Research investment will be vital to Victoria’s economic recovery

Media Release: September 2020 Research investment will be vital to Victoria’s economic recovery Victoria’s recovery from a year of crisis will rely on continued commitment to research and innovation – both key drivers of economic growth. A report released today by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) shows that past investments in research have…

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Media Release 18Aug20: What will it take for you to trust artificial intelligence?

Media Release: Tuesday, 18 August 2020 What will it take for you to trust artificial intelligence? Artificial Intelligence (AI) is helping to improve our society, enhance Australia’s wellbeing, improve environmental sustainability and create a more equitable, inclusive and fair society. But as we work to reshape government delivery with AI, are we asking the right…

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Media Release June 2020: ACOLA statement in response to the Higher Education reforms

Media Release: 30 June 2020 Download: ACOLA statement in response to the higher education reforms [pdf] Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) statement in response to the Australian Government Higher Education reforms Securing Australia’s pipeline for interdisciplinary expertise and research Research and innovation are key drivers of economic growth and improved quality of life. Major…