The Council of the Royal Society of Queensland has decided to formally join the Royal Societies of Australia. In doing so it  recognises the national dimension of many of the policy issues that impact on Queensland’s scientists. The RSA would like to welcome the RSQ into the national conversation and looks forward to the contribution of its unique perspectives to its future directions.

The Governor-General accepts role as Patron of the RSA

The Office of the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia has informed the RSA that His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Rtd.) has accepted the RSA’s invitation to become Patron of the organization.

P/T Coordinator joins the RSA

As part of its agreement with the Australian Academy of Science, the RSA has appointed a part-time Coordinator, Clare McLellan, to work in conjunction with the Academy where the position is based. The role is two days per week with the other three days devoted to archival and other work for the Academy.

The RSA and the Australian Academy of Science sign landmark agreement

The RSA is pleased to announce that the Australian Academy of Science and the Royal Societies of Australia have signed an agreement whereby the two organisations will share a position located in Canberra which will enable the RSA to have a presence in the nation’s capital. The role will be based in the Academy’s buildings in Canberra and will be responsible for coordinating and managing the activities of the RSA, as well as assisting the Academy to manage its archive collection. More information about the role will be posted as it develops.