The National Academies Forum

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.


Rediscovering Recherche Bay
Edited by John Mulvaney and Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe, 2007.
Beautiful Recherche Bay in southwest Tasmania came to prominence only recently, but its significance to Australians goes back more than two centuries. This book explores the historical, scientific and cultural significance of Recherche Bay.
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Reports and Workshops

Understanding the Formation of the Attitudes to Nuclear Power in Australia
Media release
Full Report
April 2010

The changing risk environment: Ideas for a new Australian policy framework for handling risks
July 2006

Environmental, Social, Legal and Ethical Aspects of The Development of Nanotechnologies in Australia
A Report from the National Academies Forum for The National Nanotechnology Strategy Taskforce Prepared by Professor Greg Tegart AM FTSE
April 2006

The social impact of changing water regimes
November 2005

FIRE! The Australian Experience
1 October 1999