Senate debates

Thursday, 4 July 2019


Australian Academy of Science

1:01 pm

Photo of Kim CarrKim Carr (Victoria, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I move:

(a) notes that, on 6 May 2019, the Australian Academy of Science (the Academy) celebrated the 65th anniversary of its creation by Royal Charter;

(b) congratulates the Academy on 65 years of service to the nation;

(c) acknowledges that, since its formation in 1954, by 23 of Australia's most eminent scientists, the Academy has celebrated scientific excellence and supported greater understanding of science by the Australian people;

(d) recognises the unique role the Academy plays in promoting international engagement and research collaboration and investing in the early and mid-career researchers, as well as serving as a source of independent and authoritative scientific advice to the Parliament and Commonwealth on Australia's future challenges and opportunities; and

(e) also congratulates the Academy on celebrating the 60th anniversary of the construction of the iconic Shine Dome, one of Australia's most imaginative and well-known buildings.

Question agreed to.