The Inspiring Australia Report provides a framework and a broad strategy for Australia to work together on improving science engagement in Australia. However, the Inspiring Australia Strategy has to have greater depth and more detailed action in order for all the partners to be able to effectively work together.
Therefore, the Australian Government has facilitated the establishment of Expert Working Groups on specific areas of science engagement in Australia, as well as specialist reports, including the Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences’ report:
The Expert Working Groups have been tasked with gathering the Experts, consulting broadly, developing a draft report for public consultation and then delivering a final report with key recommendations for how the science community operating in that specific area can work together to improve science engagement.
Inspiring Australia has finalised five Expert Working Groups:
- Science and the Media: From Ideas to Action
- Developing an Evidence Base for Science Engagement
- Science Engagement and Tropical Australia: Building a Prosperous and Sustainable Future for the North
- Marine Science: A Story for Australia
- Inspiration from the Deserts
A further Expert Working Group Final Report will be available soon:
Members of the science community are now encouraged to align their activities with these recommendations and where possible to specifically act on these recommendations in order to support a common and collaborative way forward.
Further to this, the Australian Government has allocated $750 000 to support some key recommendations from these reports. The recommendations funded by the Government were prioritised by external experts in these areas and several projects are now underway.
Please contact us for more information on the Inspiring Australia strategy and these Expert Working Groups.