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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…

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Media Release Feb 2020: ACOLA Consensus Statement on the Australian Bushfires

Media Release: 13 February 2020 Download: ACOLA Consensus Statement on the Australian Bushfires [pdf] The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) Consensus Statement on the Australian Bushfires ACOLA expresses our deepest sympathy and support to all Australians affected by the recent and ongoing bushfires, particularly those who have lost loved ones. The recent rain has…

Media Release July 2019: ACOLA Artificial Intelligence report release

Human Intelligence the key to the Artificial Intelligence age Artificial Intelligence (AI) can enhance Australia’s wellbeing, lift the economy, improve environmental sustainability and create a more equitable, inclusive and fair society. These are among the findings of a panel of experts in a new report from the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) titled: The Effective and Ethical Development…

Australian Council of Learned Academies Limited welcomes Board of Directors and appoints the Research Committee

In 2018, the Australian Council of Learned Academies transitioned through a governance restructure and is now a recognised Australian Research Institute, a registered Charity and is an endorsed Deductible Gift Recipient organisation. As part of this transition, ACOLA welcomed a new Board of Directors comprised of the Presidents of ACOLA’s Member Academies and the ACOLA…

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Announcement – ACOLA farewells CEO, Dr Angus Henderson

ACOLA farewells CEO, Dr Angus Henderson ACOLA farewelled Chief Executive Officer, Dr Angus Henderson on 2 November 2018. During his time at ACOLA, Angus played a critical role in the success of the organisation as it transitioned from completing the Securing Australia’s Future program to establishment of the Horizon Scanning Series. He also helped guide through restructure of the organisation’s governance arrangements.…