In response to the devastating bushfire season of 2019/20 the Academy has developed several outputs addressing the health issues associated with the impacts of bushfires and smoke exposure. Our work aims to outline what is known and unknown around the short-, medium- and long-term impacts on physical and mental health. Australia is likely to see […]

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In November 2019 the Academy submitted a joint consultation response with the Australian Academy of Science to an NHMRC consultation on mitochondrial donation. The Academies expressed support for introducing mitochondrial donation in a cautious and carefully regulated way, initially limiting the technology to an appropriate clinical research setting. There are a range of safety, ethical, […]

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In May 2019, the Academy responded to the public consultation by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science on ‘Artificial Intelligence: Australia’s Ethics Framework’. The consultation discussion paper, prepared by CSIRO’s Data61, provided an ethical framework and a set of principles, intended to lay the groundwork for the ethical implementation of AI in Australia. Application […]

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In May 2019, the Academy responded to the National Health and Medical Research Council consultation on the Research Supervision guide of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research (2018). The Academy welcomed the publication of this guide document and the opportunity to comment on the consultation. We believe that responsible conduct and research […]

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In October 2018 the Academy responded to a consultation on the Women in STEM Decadal Plan, a 10-year roadmap jointly led by the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering. In our response, we highlighted the opportunity for Australia to gain a competitive edge by addressing the issues and barriers […]

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In July 2018, the Academy responded to an inquiry by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training’s on Funding Australia’s Research, highlighting the instrumental role of research and innovation in driving economic growth, creating jobs and bringing considerable societal benefits through the translation of research findings; and the need to better […]

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