Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia

Position paper

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia 2019 election statement

The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia calls on the next government of Australia to redouble its commitment to support the social science research which underpins policy development and the connection of research with policymakers.

Creative Australia: the arts and culture in Australian work and leisure

This paper addresses three aspects of creativity in Australian society:

The social sciences shape the nation

This volume seeks to provide a response to the question “Just what is it that the social sciences do?”
Conference paper

Social sciences: understanding policy impacts - background paper

Social science knowledge about human behavior and institutions underpins many of the notable advances in economic growth, technological innovation, health, education, good governance, and quality of life. This knowledge also helps us understand why public policy sometimes fails to improve our situation. Yet much of...

The regional impacts of Australian asylum seeker policies: what "stopping the boats" means for people seeking asylum

To date, relatively little attention has been given to the experience of people seeking asylum being 'warehoused' in our region. While the policies of the country in which they are residing also impact on their experiences, it is clear from researchers, non-government organisations (NGOs) that...