Media Release

STATEMENT: International Research Collaboration Benefits Australia

August 31 2020

Science and technology are collaborative enterprises that by their very nature involve building on and integrating the work that has gone before.

As a small nation, Australia relies on international collaboration to advance its research and development. Australian research and industry enjoy many fruitful and productive collaborative relationships and projects with many nations – these endeavours benefit all nations involved, and the collective progression of scientific and technological enterprise.

To single out individual nations is inappropriate.

Australia as a nation benefits from the free movement of people, ideas, and knowledge: this is particularly necessary at this time of confusion and lack of trust in scientific evidence and its application.