13 December 2011
The Council of the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences President, Professor Sue Willis welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of changes to the Ministry and Cabinet.
“The decision to re-integrate science and research with higher education under an expanded Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education is particularly welcomed.” Professor Willis said.
CHASS notes the Prime Minister has identified many challenges ahead for Australia with the transition to a clean energy future, tackling new technologies and addressing social policy reforms over the next few years.
“This is where the humanities, arts and social sciences can assist by providing the interface between the government, professionals and consumers on issues that affect society.” Professor Willis said.
CHASS is a well respected organisation for the provision of knowledge exchange and information sharing including dissemination of evidence-based research and data through its network with universities, faculties, arts organisations and leading research institutions.
CHASS has the capability through its network to engage with government and looks forward to working constructively with Ministers Evans and Combet.
Ms Angela Magarry
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