Australia’s Progress in the 21st Century (AP21C) is a pilot research and community engagement project which underpins the development of the Australian National Development Index (ANDI). A collaboration of 40 leading community organisations, church groups, businesses and universities who aim to introduce a holistic measure of progress – ANDI is an index that will reflect the views of Australians in an ongoing, participatory process.
Researchers in Australia face many hurdles in establishing a stable career in their chosen field of research. To inform policy development, as part of the Australian Government’s Research Workforce Strategy, ACOLA has produced a report which examines the views of sector on career development.
There are considerable benefits in encouraging interdisciplinary research. This project addresses two outstanding problems: the application of interdisciplinary research to the broad, problem-based research and how to use this understanding to find effective ways of approaching the array of challenges confronting Australia.
Funded by the Australian Research Council and conducted by the four Learned Academies through the Australian Council of Learned Academies for the Australian Chief Scientist and the Commonwealth Science Council. Securing Australia’s Future delivers research-based evidence and findings to support policy development in areas of importance to Australia’s future.
- Australia’s Comparative Advantage (complete)
- STEM: Country Comparisons (complete)
- Smart engagement with Asia: Leveraging language research and culture (complete)
- The role of science, research and technology in lifting Australian productivity (complete)
- Technology and Australia’s Future (complete)
- Engineering energy: unconventional gas production (complete)
- Australia’s Agricultural Future (complete)
- Delivering Sustainable urban mobility (complete)
- Translating Research for Economic and Social Benefit – Country Comparisons (complete)
- Skills and Capabilities for Australian enterprise innovation (complete)
- Australia’s Diaspora Advantage: Realising the potential for building transnational business networks with Asia (complete)
- Securing Australia’s Future: Program Review
- Research training system review (complete)
The National Academies Forum (NAF) was established in 1995 as the peak organisation for the four Australian Learned Academies. It was succeeded in 2010 by the Australian Council of Learned Academies. NAF engaged in a series of symposia and produced interdisciplinary reports and workshops on issues of key importance to Australia.