[ASC-list] Expert Working Groups release draft reports for comment [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Brenton Honeyman BHoneyman at questacon.edu.au
Wed May 9 07:54:28 UTC 2012

To advance the implementation of the Inspiring Australia strategy,
experts across Australia have been working together to develop
recommendations for enhancing science engagement in areas that have
required further analysis. Four Expert Working Groups are now welcoming
comment and feedback on their draft reports:

*         Inspiration from the deserts

*         Science engagement into and for Australia's tropical region

*         Indigenous Engagement with Science - Towards deeper

*         Effective communication of marine science to the Australian

The recommendations of these working groups focus on providing a
coherent, national approach to engaging various communities with the
sciences. They propose ways to support recommendations of the Inspiring
Australia report including community engagement (Principle 8 of the
report), building effective networks (Principle 9) and unlocking
Australia's full potential (Principle 12). 

Each report has sought to analyse the current situation, identify the
key stakeholders and issues, and propose a strategy to move forward. The
reports can be accessed via the following link: 


Please provide your comment and feedback to the contacts for each Expert
Working Group no later than Thursday 31 May 2012. Please pass this
newsletter on to your own networks.

For further information:
T (02) 6270 2868
F (02) 6270 2808
inspiring.australia at innovation.gov.au
<mailto:inspiring.australia at innovation.gov.au?subject=Inspiring%20Austra

Brenton Honeyman
Manager, Inspiring Australia Strategy
Questacon - The National Science & Technology Centre
Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research 
and Tertiary Education



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