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  1. 1. Australian S&T Related Departments, Agencies and Organisations May 2006 駐 澳 大 利 亞 代 表 處 科 技 組 Science and Technology Division Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Australia
  2. 2. Table of Content 1. The Australian Government S&T Related Departments and Agencies 3 2. Minister for DEST and Related Portfolio Agencies 4 • DEST 5 • ARC 7 • CSIRO 9 • ANSTO 11 3. Department of Health and Ageing 13 • NHMRC 15 4. Department of Industry, Resource and Tourism 17 • GA - GeoScience Australia 19 • BA – Biotechnology Australia 21 5. Four learned Academies in Australia and National Academies Forum 23 • AAS 25 • ATSE 27 • AAH 29 • ASSA 31
  3. 3. Australian Government Prime Minister The Hon John Howard MP 2006 Minister The Hon Peter McGauran MP 2006 Minister The Hon Julie Bishop MP 2006 Minister Senator the Hon Ian Campbell 2006 Minister The Hon Tony Abbott MP 2006 Minister The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) Government Agencies : CSIRO ANSTO …etc Dept. of Environment and Heritage (DEH) Dept. of Health and Ageing (HEALTH) Dept. of Industry, Tourism and Resources (ITR) Dept. of Education, Science and Training (DEST) Other Agencies : ARC …etc Government Agencies : NHMRC …etc Australian Government S&T Related Departments and Agencies 參考資料來源 : http://www.pm.gov.au/your_pm/ministry.html
  4. 4. The Hon Julie Bishop MP - Portfolio Responsibilities 參考資料來源 : http://www.dest.gov.au/ministers/bishop/portfolio.htm Portfolio Responsibilities As the Education, Science and Training Portfolio Minister, Ms Bishop has overall responsibility for all matters covered by the Portfolio, including Cabinet matters. Ms Bishop has specific responsibility for all policy matters and programme administration regarding the education, science and training sectors. These include:  higher education;  vocational education and training (including New Apprenticeships);  schools;  international education; and  science. Portfolio agencies which report to Minister Bishop include the:  Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST);  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO);  Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO);  Australian Research Council (ARC);  Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS);  Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS); and  Anglo-Australian Telescope Board (AATB).
  5. 5. About DEST Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) provides national leadership and works in collaboration with the States and Territories, industry, other agencies and the community in support of the Government’s objectives. We develop and implement policies to ensure the continuing relevance of education, science and training to contemporary needs and the growing requirement for lifelong learning. We also ensure high quality and value for money in delivering Government funded programmes. The Department of Education, Science and Training is involved with a wide range of policy and issues relating to the following areas: School education, Career development, Training and skills, Higher education, Research, International education, Indigenous education, Science and innovation. Key issues & strategic priorities:  Nationally comparable standards and reporting to drive improved learning outcomes for all students;  Improved learning outcomes for Indigenous students;  Enhanced quality of teaching and learning in a safe and supportive environment; and  Improved transitions of young people through school to further education and training or work.  Increase the diversity of post school education and training provision to meet the expectations of individuals, industry and communities;  Enhance the long term sustainability of education and training provision for post school students;  Increase collaboration between and across vocational education and higher education sectors to respond to the needs of individuals, industry and communities;  Strengthen the quality of post school education and training outcomes for individuals and the community; and  Achieve equitable participation and outcomes for all Australians from post school education and training.  Strengthen Australia’s ability to generate and use new knowledge;  Enhance research and development in key national priority areas;  Enhance innovation performance through a strengthened science and technology base;  Develop facilities to safely manage Australia's low and intermediate level radioactive waste;  Strengthen and diversify national and international linkages and collaboration;  Raise international recognition of the quality of Australia’s education, research and training; and  Encourage life-long engagement with science and technology. 參考資料來源 : http://www.dest.gov.au/portfolio_department/dest_information/about_dest.htm
  6. 6. Department of Education Science and Training (DEST) Organisation Structure 參考資料來源 : http://www.dest.gov.au/portfolio_department/dest_information/dest_organisation_people
  7. 7. About ARC The Australian Research Council (ARC) plays a key role in the Australian Government’s investment in the future prosperity and well-being of the Australian community. The ARC’s mission is to advance Australia’s capacity to undertake quality research that brings economic, social and cultural benefit to the Australian community. Established as an independent body under the Australian Research Council Act 2001, the ARC reports to the Minister for Education, Science and Training, the Hon Julie Bishop MP. The ARC fosters excellence, partnerships and the highest ethical standards in research and research training in all fields of science, social sciences and the humanities. Under Backing Australia’s Ability, the Australian Government’s 2001 innovation action plan, ARC funding increased by $736 million, doubling the funds for research by 2006. ARC funding programs come under the umbrella of the National Competitive Grants Program. The ARC has identified the following seven objectives (from the Strategic Plan 2005–2007)  Discovery – supporting excellent research, generating new ideas and innovations.  Linkage – encouraging the development of strong partnerships between researchers, and between researchers and end-users, regardless of location.  Research training and careers – recognising the critical human element to the research endeavour.  Research infrastructure – pursuing access for Australian researchers to world-class facilities.  Research priorities – recognising the importance of building scale and focus in particular areas of strength.  Public engagement – communicating the benefits of research to stakeholders and the community.  Effective organisation – building an efficient and effective organisation capable of providing high-quality services to its clients. 參考資料來源 : : http://www.arc.gov.au/about_arc/
  8. 8. ARC - Australian Research Council Organisational Structure 參考資料來源 : http://www.arc.gov.au/pdf/annual_report_04-05.pdf
  9. 9. About CSIRO CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest in the world. CSIRO research delivers solutions for agribusiness, energy and transport, environment and natural resources, health, information technology, telecommunications, manufacturing and mineral resources. Our work delivers improvements to every aspect of life from oceans to energy, metals to medicine, and sustainability to food. CSIRO also works at the forefront of emerging sectors, such as information and communication technologies, gene technology and nanotechnology. CSIRO is an Australian Government statutory authority constituted and operating under the Science and Industry Research Act 1949. CSIRO’s primary responsibilities are to carry out scientific research to benefit Australian industry and the economy, and to provide environmental and social benefits to all Australians. CSIRO is accountable to the Minister for Education, Science and Training and is part of the Education, Science and Training portfolio. We are committed to Australia’s National Research Priorities and have developed six National Research Flagships to lead our research into the 21st century. These are:  Light Metals Flagship  Preventative Health Flagship  Wealth from Oceans Flagship  Water for a Healthy Country Flagship  Food Futures Flagship  Energy Transformed Flagship 參考資料來源 : http://www.csiro.au/csiro/content/standard/is3p,,.html
  10. 10. CSIRO Organisation Structure 參考資料來源 : http://www.csiro.au/csiro/content/file/pf63,,.html
  11. 11. About ANSTO The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) is Australia 's national nuclear research and development organisation and the centre of Australian nuclear expertise With a salaried staff of approximately 860, ANSTO is responsible for delivering specialised advice, scientific services and products to government, industry, academia and other research organisations. We do so through the development of new knowledge, delivery of quality services and support for business opportunities. ANSTO's nuclear infrastructure includes the research reactor, HIFAR (High Flux Australian Reactor), particle accelerators, radiopharmaceutical production facilities, and a range of other unique research facilities. HIFAR is Australia 's only nuclear reactor. It is used to produce radioactive products for use in medicine and industry, as a source of neutron beams for scientific research and to irradiate silicon for semiconductor applications. A replacement for HIFAR, OPAL – the Open Pool Australian Light-water reactor – is in its final stages of construction. ANSTO also operates the National Medical Cyclotron, an accelerator facility used to produce certain short-lived radioisotopes for nuclear medicine procedures. It is located in the grounds of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown. ANSTO also manages Australian synchrotron facilities at a number of overseas locations. ANSTO's main site is located 40 km south west of Sydney 's central business district, occupies 70 hectares and is surrounded by a 1.6 km buffer zone. ANSTO's general purpose is prescribed by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation Act 1987 and translated into action through corporate drivers of vision, mission and strategic goals. ANSTO’s vision - To be recognised as an international centre of excellence in nuclear science and technology for the benefit of Australia 參考資料來源 : http://www.ansto.gov.au/ansto/about.html
  12. 12. Australian Nuclear Science & Technology (ANSTO) Organisation Chart 參考資料來源 : http://www.ansto.gov.au/ansto/org3.html
  13. 13. About The Department of Health and Ageing The Department of Health was established in 1921 and has since undergone a number of changes in its name function and structure. The changes are briefly outlined below, including name changes, Health Ministers and Heads of Department. The Department of Health and Ageing pursues the achievement of the Portfolio Outcomes in association with other agencies in the Portfolio. These are the Private Health Insurance Administration Council, the Private Health Insurance Ombudsman, the Professional Services Review Scheme, the Food Standards Australia New Zealand, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and the Australian Radiation Protection, Nuclear Safety Authority and the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency. 參考資料來源 : http://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/Content/About+Us-1
  14. 14. 參考資料來源 : http://www.ga.gov.au/about/ Department of Health and Ageing Organisation Structure
  15. 15. About NHMRC The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) consolidates within a single national organisation the often independent functions of research funding and development of advice. One of its strengths is that it brings together and draws upon the resources of all components of the health system, including governments, medical practitioners, nurses and allied health professionals, researchers, teaching and research institutions, public and private program managers, service administrators, community health organisations, social health researchers and consumers. The functions of the NHMRC come from the statutory obligations conferred by the National Health and Medical Research Council Act 1992. The Act sets down four statutory obligations on the directions taken by NHMRC. These obligations are:  to raise the standard of individual and public health throughout Australia ;  to foster the development of consistent health standards between the various States and Territories;  to foster medical research and training and public health research and training throughout Australia ; and  to foster consideration of ethical issues relating to health. 參考資料來源 : http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/about/role/index.htm
  16. 16. National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Organisation Structure 參考資料來源 : http://www.nhmrc.gov.au/about/org/structure/index.htm
  17. 17. About ITR The Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources strives to encourage growth and sustainability of Australian industries through innovation, investment and international competitiveness. Our staff are committed to developing policies and delivering programs, in partnership with stakeholders, to provide lasting economic and social benefits to all Australians. Our Minister is the Hon Ian Macfarlane, MP, Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources. He is assisted by the Hon Fran Bailey, MP, Minister for Small Business and Tourism and the Hon Bob Baldwin, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources. We are led by Secretary Mark Paterson and Deputy Secretaries John Ryan, Tim Mackey, Patricia Kelly, and Garry Draffin as CEO of Invest Australia. We are part of the wider Industry, Tourism and Resources portfolio that also includes Tourism Australia, Geoscience Australia, IP Australia and the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority. We aim to improve the well being of Australians through developing, implementing and administering policies, programs and services to increase the international competitiveness of Australian manufacturing, resources and service industries and to develop Australia’s innovation and technology capabilities and infrastructure. The work of the Department can be described under six themes:  Innovation  Investment attraction  Building competitive Australian industry  Resources, energy and the environment  Tourism and small business  Industry program management and business services 參考資料來源 : http://www.industry.gov.au
  18. 18. Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources (ITR) Organisation Structure 參考資料來源 : http://www.industry.gov.au
  19. 19. About Geoscience Australia Within the portfolio of Industry, Tourism and Resources, Geoscience Australia plays a critical role by producing first-class geoscientific information and knowledge. This can enable the government and the community to make informed decisions about the exploration of resources, the management of the environment, the safety of critical infrastructure and the resultant wellbeing of all Australians. Key priorities for Geoscience Australia in 2005-06 are to:  Acquire and interpret marine survey data to build new investment opportunities in south western and northern Australia in support of the 2006 offshore petroleum acreage release, and in the quest for a new oil province for Australia.  Promote opportunities for mineral exploration through new pre-competitive geoscience information for the Gawler, Paterson, Tanami provinces and the Lachlan Fold Belt of Eastern Australia (Qld, NSW, Vic, Tasmania).  Improve access to pre-competitive geoscience information and compilations by accelerating development of Internet-based delivery systems.  Promote the application of geoscience information in natural resource management through the Cooperative Research Centre for Landscape, Environment and Mineral Exploration.  Establish a spatial information, risk analysis, and modelling capability to support national initiatives in counter terrorism and critical infrastructure protection.  Develop a natural risk assessment framework for risk assessment models, methods and databases in support of the Disaster Mitigation Australia Package.  Provide marine geoscience advice to Government supporting the development of regional marine plans.  Strengthen Australia's seismic and geodetic monitoring capability in the South East Asian region to better understand the region's tectonics and seismic hazards.  Complete Phase III of the preservation of deteriorating seismic records in the national archive of petroleum industry data.  Assist the development of geological sequestration of carbon dioxide, through the Greenhouse Gas Technologies Cooperative Research Centre.  Provide technical advice on carbon capture and storage to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.  Complete the 1:100,000 pilot mapping program to address areas of high bushfire risk.  Complete Phase I of the Australian Marine Spatial Information System (AMSIS) pertaining to the Australian Marine Jurisdiction.  Implement the Australian National Tsunami Warning System (ATWS) for the purpose of mitigating tsunami risk through the implementation of a comprehensive tsunami warning system for Australia and contribute to regional warning systems in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. 參考資料來源 : http://www.ga.gov.au/about/
  20. 20. Geoscience Australia (GA) Organisation Structure 參考資料來源 : http://www.ga.gov.au/about/contacts/structure.jsp
  21. 21. About Biotechnology Australia Biotechnology Australia was established in 1999 as an agency comprising five Australian Government partner departments: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Education Science and Training; Environment and Heritage; Health and Ageing; and Industry, Tourism and Resources. Biotechnology Australia reports to the Australian Government’s Biotechnology Ministerial Council on its progress and achievements. Biotechnology Australia contains two sections (Strategic Policy, and Public Awareness) through which it undertakes a range of key activities, including:  Management of the National Biotechnology Strategy  Implementation of the Biotechnology National Approach Work Program  A Public Awareness Program with multiple elements including: • The Gene Technology Information Service • Participation in rural and community forums • Provision of Educational Materials • Maintenance of the Biotechnology Online schools resource • Production of a Fact Sheets series • Extensive monitoring of Public Attitudes to Biotechnology  Secretariat support for the Biotechnology Ministerial Council, the Australian Biotechnology Advisory Council, the Biotechnology Liaison Committee, and the meetings of Secretaries and officials from Biotechnology Australia’s partner agencies. 參考資料來源 : http://www.biotechnology.gov.au
  22. 22. Biotechnology Australia (BA) works with its five partner agencies in managing the National Biotechnology Strategy and coordinating non-regulatory biotechnology policy for the Australian Government. Within BA itself, there are two work groups: 1. Communication and Public Awareness BA's Communication and Public Awareness team coordinates public forums on gene Technology, produces educational materials and fact sheets and undertakes extensive public attitude research. In addition, we collaboratively run the Gene Technology Information Service.  Gene Technology Information Service There continues to be a growing community need for balanced and factual information on gene technology. To meet this need, the GTIS was established by Biotechnology Australia, in partnership with the University of Melbourne. The GTIS aims to stimulate informed discussion and debate on gene technology and to increase public awareness of the major issues associated with gene technology. 2. Strategic Policy The Biotechnology Strategic Policy Section is responsible for managing, with its partners, the National Biotechnology Strategy. This involves policy coordination and regular liaison with our partner agencies, and other Australian Government agencies. There is also extensive liaison with senior biotechnology officials within the States and Territories. This is conducted through the Biotechnology Liaison Committee, that was established in December 2001. BA chairs this Committee and provides secretariat support. The Section also has strong linkages with industry and other groups within the Australian biotechnology sector. Biotechnology Australia (BA) Organisation Structure 參考資料來源 : http://www.biotechnology.gov.au
  23. 23. Australian Science Academies There are four learned Academies in Australia. The four academies cooperate through the National Academies Forum, formed in 1995. Every five years the Australian Government examines the performance and funding relativities of the learned academies and the National Academies Forum. There are over 350 Fellows of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. The Four Academies are:  The Australian Academy of Science (AAS)  The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE)  The Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH)  The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) 參考資料來源 : http://www.dest.gov.au/sectors/research_sector/organisations_contacts
  24. 24. About The National Academies Forum Established in 1995, the Forum provides a basis for cooperative activities by the four Academies and a common point of access to the Academies for outside organisations and individuals. It promotes a unified national vision, helping to overcome the difficulties that have often separated science, technology and engineering from the social sciences and the humanities. National Academies Forum policy is determined by an Executive, which normally meets twice a year. The Executive is attended by the President of each Academy or his or her nominee, and up to three other representatives of each Academy. The Presidency of the Forum rotates among the academies every two years. The current President is Dr John Zillman who is the President of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. The Forum is funded by a grant-in-aid from the Department of Education, Science and Training, and seeks supplementary sponsorship for specific programs and activities. 參考資料來源 : http://www.naf.org.au/lasp.htm
  25. 25. About AAS The Academy was founded in 1954 by Australian Fellows of the Royal Society of London with the distinguished physicist Sir Mark Oliphant as founding President. It was granted a Royal Charter establishing the Academy as an independent body but with government endorsement. The Academy's Constitution was modeled on that of the Royal Society of London. It receives government grants towards its activities but has no statutory obligation to government. The Fellowship of the Academy is made up of about 380 of Australia's top scientists, distinguished in the physical and biological sciences and their applications. Each year sixteen scientists, judged by their peers to have made an exceptional contribution to knowledge in their field, are elected to Fellowship of the Academy. Election is subject to a searching appraisal of the candidate's published works, including reference to leading scientific researchers around the world. Fellows are employed by universities, CSIRO, government and private research organisations. They contribute to the Academy in an honorary capacity by serving on Council, committees and as advisers. The objectives of the Academy are to promote science through a range of activities. It has defined four major program areas:  The objectives of the Academy recognition of outstanding contributions to science.  Education and public awareness.  Science policy.  International relations. 參考資料來源 : http://www.science.org.au/academy/academy.htm
  26. 26. AAS - Australian Academy of Science Organisation Structure 參考資料來源 : http://www.science.org.au/academy/academy.htm Executive Committee 2006: President: Dr Jim Peacock Secretary (Physical Sciences): Dr Robert Frater Secretary (Biological Sciences): Professor John Shine Secretary (Science Policy): Professor Philip Kuchel Secretary (Education and Public Awareness): Professor John McKenzie Foreign Secretary: Professor Bruce McKellar Treasurer: Dr Phil McFadden
  27. 27. About ATSE The Academy (ATSE) is an independent, non-government organisation dedicated to the promotion in Australia of scientific and engineering knowledge to practical purposes. The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) was formally inaugurated as the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences in Melbourne in February 1976. The concept of an applied sciences academy had its origins in the late 1960’s when the Australian Industrial Research Group (AIRG), an informal association of directors and managers of industrial research and development laboratories, appointed a small committee to study the proposal for such a body put forward by the late Dr W A S Butement the then recently retired Chief Defence Scientist. The objectives of the Academy  the development and practice of existing and new technologies;  the development of technology for more effective management of natural resources and improved competitiveness of industries and services;  the study of the effects of technology on the quality of life of the community and on the physical and sociological environment;  public services dependent on technological sciences and engineering;  the development of technology for national security and the prevention, control and mitigation of natural disasters; and  technology for ecologically sustainable development. 參考資料來源 : http://www.atse.org.au/index.php?sectionid=5
  28. 28. 2006 Executive Committee: President: Dr J W Zillman AO FTSE Vice President: Mr P J Laver AM FTSE Vice President: Dr D V Clark AM FTSE Honorary Treasurer: Mr J A Eady FTSE Honorary Secretary: Professor T F Smith AM FTSE Chief Executive Officer: Dr J F Dodgson Technical Director: Professor V R Beck FTSE Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) Organisation Structure Council: The Business of the Academy is managed by the Council which is Chaired by the President, The Council consists of the Office Bearers of the Academy, Division Chairs, co-opted and elected Fellows. Executive: The Executive Committee shall advise the President in respect of any matters affecting the affairs of the Academy and perform any other role which Council may from time to time delegate to it. 2006 Councillors: Dr J W Zillman AO FTSE Mr P J Laver AM FTSE Dr D V Clark AM FTSE Mr J A Eady FTSE Professor T F Smith AM FTSE Professor J H J Cribb FTSE Mr K P E Daniel FTSEMr J P Grace FTSE Professor P R Haddad FAA FTSE Dr R K Lewis FTSE Em Professor D J Nicklin AO FTSE Mr P J North AM FTSEDr J G Nutt AM FTSE Professor R G H Prince AO FREng FTSE Professor J A Richards FTSE Dr M R Rose FTSEDr M A Sargent AM FTSE Dr R E Smith FTSE Professor D W Watts AM FTSE Professor D Zhang FTSE 參考資料來源 : http://www.atse.org.au/index.php?sectionid=3
  29. 29. About AAH The Australian Academy of the Humanities is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated by Royal Charter. Formed in 1969, the academy is tasked with a number of duties, but the primary goal of the academy is to promote the interest of the Humanities in Australia. The academy aims to advance knowledge of, and the pursuit of excellence in, the Humanities. The general disciplinary areas of the academy include: Prehistory and Archaeology; Asian Studies; Classical Studies; English; European Languages and Cultures; History; Linguistics and Philology; philosophy, Religion and the History of Ideas; Cultural and Communication Studies; The Arts. The Australian Academy of the Humanities is governed by a Council, elected from among its Fellows. Its day- today operations are managed by its Secretariat, based in Canberra. Goals of the Academy  to advance knowledge of the Humanities  to encourage and support scholarship in the Humanities  to promote studies therein and to assist the publication of any such studies  to establish and maintain relations with international bodies concerned with the Humanities  to correlate and assist in correlating the efforts of other bodies in the Humanities  to arrange or assist in arranging meetings of humanists in Australia  to encourage and assist the visits of humanists from other countries to Australia  to assist Australian humanists in scholarly pursuits in Australia or elsewhere  and to assist in exchanges of scholars between the Commonwealth of Australia and other countries  to administer or assist in administering funds for the purposes of research in the Humanities  to assist and promote the development of libraries in Australia in the field of the Humanities  to act as a consultant and an advisory body in matters concerning the Humanities 參考資料來源 : http://www.humanities.org.au/About/Overview.htm
  30. 30. Australian Academy of the Humanities (AAH) Organisation Structure The Affairs of the Academy are managed by an elected Council, consisting of the President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Editor, six other Fellows as ordinary members, and the immediate Past-President. The President my not hold office for more than three consecutive years, while the term for ordinary members is three years. Two Vice-Presidents are nominated annually from the ordinary members. Another member is appointed International Secretary. 參考資料來源 : http://www.humanities.org.au/About/Overview.htm Council Members 2006 Prof. Graeme Turner (President) Prof. Stuart Cunningham (Treasurer) Em. Prof. Graeme Clarke (Secretary) Prof. John Fitzgerald (International) Prof. Bruce Bennett, AO (Editor) Prof. Iain McCalman (Past President) Prof. Mark Finnane Prof. Elspeth Probyn Prof. Anne Freadman Prof. Ian Donaldson Prof. Ros Pesman Secretariat Executive Director: Dr John Byron Senior Project Officer: Dr Kate Fullagar Project Officers: Jesse Boyd Mel Lamprecht Sarah Howard Administrative Officer: Christine Barnicoat Account Officer: Lynn Parry Library and Archives Officer: Dr Janet Hadley Williams
  31. 31. About ASSA The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) was established in 1971. Before this date, Academy functions were fulfilled through the Social Science Research Council of Australia, founded in 1942. The membership of the Academy comprises those who have achieved a very high level of scholarly distinction, recognised internationally. The Academy is an autonomous, non-governmental organisation, devoted to the advancement of knowledge and research in the various social sciences. The Academy is a corporate body of social scientists. The objectives of the Academy  to promote excellence in and encourage the advancement of the social sciences in Australia;  to act as a co-ordinating group for the promotion of research and teaching in the social sciences;  to foster excellence in research and encourgage the publication of studies in the social sciences through its own print publications, e-publishing, or external publishing houses;  to encourage and assist in the formation of other national associations or institutions for the promotion of the social sciences or any branch of them;  to promote international scholarly cooperation and to act as an Australian national member of international organisations concerned with the social sciences;  to act as consultant and adviser in regard to the social sciences;  and to comment where appropriate on national needs and priorities in the area of the social sciences. 參考資料來源 : http://www.assa.edu.au/academy/
  32. 32. Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) Organisation Structure The affairs of the Academy are directed by an Executive Committee, consisting of the President, the Executive Director, the Treasurer and seven other Fellows elected at a General Meeting, normally held annually. A Finance Committee manages and supervises the general financial affairs of the Academy, and a number of additional committees overseas the various programs of the Academy. In addition, the membership is divided into groupings which represent the regional interests of Fellows. 參考資料來源 : http://www.assa.edu.au/academy/oc.htm President: Professor Sue Richardson Executive Director: Dr John Beaton Honorary Treasurer: Professor Bruce Chapman Executive Committee 2006 Professor Sue Richardson (Chair and President) Professor Bruce Chapman (Treasurer) Professor Peter Saunders (Chair, Workshop Committee) Professor Stuart McIntyre (Chair, Research Committee) Professor Leon Mann (Previous President) Dr Michael Keating (Chair, Policy & Advocacy Committee) Dr John Beaton (Executive Director) • Standing Committee of the Executive • Membership Committee • Workshop Committee • International Relations Committee • Early Career Award Committee • Branch Convenors • Research Committee • Finance Committee • National Academies Forum • Policy and Advocacy Committee • Symposium Committee • Panels

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