Royal Societies of Australia takes a step forward

Queensland has agreed to join the nascent Royal Societies of Australia, a collaboration between the state-based Royal Societies. This step recognises the national dimension of many policy issues that exercise Queensland’s scientists: water management, stewardship of pastoral lands, mine rehabilitation and preventative health to mention just a few.

The RSA will focus on outreach of scientific knowledge rather than ceremony and is differentiated from the Australian Academy of Science in that it does not aspire to be an elite-level academy. Further information on the RSA website.