Alternate Term Label:
science policy

Science disinformation in a time of pandemic

By drawing parallels to elections, climate change and the anti-vaccination movement, this report illustrates how disinformation about COVID-19 can pose significant risks for public health, social cohesion and collective trust.

Tech wars: US-China technology competition and what it means for Australia

The United States has embarked on a whole-of-government policy towards its technological competition with China. This paper argues that Australia’s access, integration and collaboration with the United States’ leading technology hubs and minds will become increasingly predicated on its corresponding relationship with China.
Briefing paper

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the STEM workforce

This rapid research information brief synthesises the evidence on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on women in the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) workforce.
Discussion paper

Teaching ‘out of field’ in STEM subjects in Australia: evidence from PISA 2015

This paper examines the effects of individual teacher characteristics and school context on out-of-field teaching in STEM subjects. In particular, it examines the role of school autonomy and staff shortages.

Realising our ambition through science: a review of Government Science Capability

This report assesses the UK government’s current science and engineering capabilities and recommends how best to use these to meet future challenges.

PISA 2018: Insights and interpretations

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) examines what students know in reading, mathematics and science, and what they can do with what they know. It provides the most comprehensive and rigorous international assessment of student learning outcomes to date.
Discussion paper

Quantum technology discussion paper

This discussion paper summarises findings from CSIRO Futures’ initial consultation and desktop research into opportunities, challenges and enabling actions related to advancing the Australian quantum technology sector by supporting the translation of Australia’s quantum research.

Trust and mistrust in Americans’ views of scientific experts

This research shows that more Americans have confidence in scientists, but there are political divides over the role of scientific experts in policy issues.
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.

Benefits of Australian membership of the International Science Council and international scientific unions

The report summarises the benefits returned to Australia through its membership of global science organisation the International Science Council, and the Australian Academy of Science’s strategy to enhance these benefits.