The Academy is actively addressing the policy implications of the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia. The most up to date information on our activities here can be found in our information hub.  One of our earliest activities in response to the pandemic was to publish a statement on 20 March 2020. It highlighted the extraordinary challenges […]

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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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On 1 February 2019, the Academy published a statement ahead the Federal Election, to set out our vision for how a future Government can further improve the lives of all Australians through health and medical science, while also advancing Australia’s international competitiveness and future prosperity. The statement highlighted how research and innovation drive economic growth, […]

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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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