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2011 ACOLA Annual Report

2011 Annual Report   2010/11 has seen a reinvigoration of the affairs of ACOLA, with all four Learned Academies committing to heightened engagement in multidisciplinary projects, over and above the extensive research programs already operating within each organisation. The effects of a professional Secretariat have been to help bring focus and clarity to inter-Academy meetings…

Understanding the Formation of the Attitudes to Nuclear Power in Australia

National Academies Forum Understanding the Formation of Attitudes to Nuclear Power in Australia This study seeks to understand the development of Australian attitudes towards the use of nuclear energy for the large-scale generation of electricity. The topic has become more relevant as Australians are now well aware of the risks attributed to a continued dependence…

The Development of Nanotechnologies in Australia

National Academies Forum Environmental, Social, Legal and Ethical Aspects of The Development of Nanotechnologies in Australia Australia has particular research strengths in nanoelectronics, nanobiotechnology, nanomedicine and nanomaterials and that these need to be at least maintained to give Australia a competitive edge in global science and technology and thus minimise the risk of losing out…