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Distinguished Professor Aileen Moreton-Robinson FAHA explains why we need to invest in Critical Indigenous Studies: not because it is the ‘moral’ thing to do, but for the rich contribution Indigenous scholarship and knowledge stands to make to contemporary inquiry and society.

All ten recommendations to the Review of the Australian Research Council (ARC) were agreed to, or agreed in principle, by the Australian Government in a major reform that will signal the end to Ministerial vetos and seek to restore research integrity.

We want Australians to be confident and capable users of trustworthy artificial intelligence (AI). The foundations of AI are being laid now, and it’s essential that as a country we apply it in a way that supports our agency, purpose and opportunity. That’s why humanities scholars are at the forefront of providing advice about AI to governments, starting with a rapid research report for the Chief Scientist.

Former State and Commonwealth MP, Minister for Science (1983-1990), and Deputy Chair of the 1998 Constitutional Convention on the Republic, The Hon Dr Barry Jones FAHA reflects that referenda are different from elections in one critical way – voting ‘yes’ or ‘no’ means very different things.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.