One of ATSE’s important functions is to contribute to the development of effective public policy in areas involving science and technology. This is often done through developing submissions, calling on the expertise of our Fellows, to Government and Parliamentary inquiries and legislative initiatives.
ATSE and AAS believe the regulatory system for gene technology and new breeding techniques in Australia should be consistent and mutually supportive.
The Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering support the proposed amendments arising from the technical review of the regulations
A whole-of-system approach with a focus on long-term
water sustainability targets is essential to improve the sustainability of Australia’s agricultural and
water ecosystems in the face of climate change and increasing competition for water
AAS and ATSE hold a shared view on the future options for regulating new ‘gene editing’ technologies, and submit a joint response to the Discussion Paper in support of this
Australia should seek to use scientific and technological advances to target high-value and high-margin produce with a global reputation for food safety, not aim to be the most cost efficient producers of cheap food
Australia’s agriculture and food sectors relies, more than ever, on strong and stable support for science, research and development, translated to economic impact through various extension mechanisms.
Australian agriculture is reliant on innovation driven-productivity improvements to increase production and remain competitive. Significantly bigger improvements to productivity than we have observed in recent years will be required
Climate prediction is vitally dependent upon sustained and consistent observations of the atmosphere, ocean and land surface
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