Federal inquiry into cultural and creative industries an opportunity to build back better from COVID-19

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities believes the current inquiry into Australia’s Cultural and Creative Industries and Institutions comes at a pivotal moment and has the potential to be transformative for one of the nation’s most vital sectors. In its submission to the Inquiry, the Academy says the nation needs a fresh national approach, recognising that our creative and cultural …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

Backing Australia’s research excellence

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities rejected claims in the media today challenging the integrity of the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the funding of research projects. “The ARC has a rigorous merit-based process for allocating competitive research funding”, said Professor John Fitzgerald FAHA, President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. “Independent expert assessment provides the integrity for which …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

Critical research infrastructure at risk

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The Australian Academy of the Humanities today warned that the capacity of Australian researchers to contribute to national innovation is at risk through a funding crisis threatening critical research infrastructure. “The National Library of Australia’s ‘Trove’ is an outstanding example of Australian ingenuity which has transformed the research system,” said Professor John Fitzgerald FAHA, President of the Academy. Trove provides …