2011-2012 Federal Budget

Tuesday 10 May 2011

CHASS welcomes funding for national science engagement strategy.

The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) welcomes government funding to implement the Inspiring Australia science engagement strategy.

The Council’s President Professor Sue Willis, said Inspiring Australia will engage all Australians with science by building links between policy makers, industry and the academic and research and community institutions.

“Importantly, the government has recognised the role of the humanities, arts and social sciences in this strategy.” Professor Willis said.

Australia needs these links to realise the opportunities before it and to develop its talent.

CHASS is an important network for knowledge and skills and as part of Inspiring Australia will convene a national forum on science and society.

The Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences supports more than 90 member organisations in their relationships with policy makers and the broader community. Providing a strong voice, the Council helps members to contribute to public debate through programs for knowledge exchange and media awareness.

For more information contact:

Ms Angela Magarry
Executive Director
+61 2 6201 2740