Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Register Registration Record

Registrant - Organisation
Business name Australian Academy of Science
Trading name Australian Academy of Science
ABN 90700613342
Foreign business registration number
Activity
Activity type General political lobbying
Activity start date 16/02/1954
Activity end date 30/06/2050
Activity description
 The Australian Academy of Science is a not-for-profit organisation comprising individuals elected for their outstanding contributions to science and research. The Academy champions, celebrates and supports excellence in Australian science: promotes international scientific engagement; builds public awareness and understanding of science, and provides independent, authoritative and influential scientific advice.

The Academy provides science-based advice to Australian governments via submissions, position papers, commissioned research, direct engagement with MPs and Senators and with departmental officials. The Academy also works with its National Committees for science and with other research sector organisations to advocate for general and discipline-based science priorities

The Academy facilitates access to global science and technology and promotes strategic partnerships between Australian and overseas researchers by assisting the Australian government to deliver some of its international science activities, including fellowship and symposia.  It works with Australian embassies and consulates overseas and with overseas missions in Canberra to facilitate research collaborations. It hosts high-level overseas research visitors and delegations. It holds bilateral and multilateral meetings and activities with a number of academies of science  or groupings of academies of science around the world to promote bilateral, regional and global research collaborations.  

The Academy engages with Chinese audiences by operating an official account on social media platform Weibo. English content is translated into Chinese by a certified-NAATI translator before being reviewed by a panel of respected Chinese-speaking Australian academics. The content is impartial and aims to promote the advances of Australian science.
Foreign Principal
Foreign principal type Foreign government related entity
Foreign principal commencement date 08/03/2019
Foreign principal cease date
Name of foreign principal Chinese Academy of Sciences
Trading name Chinese Academy of Sciences
ABN
Foreign business registration number
Description of the arrangement with the foreign principal
Promotion of research collaborations between Australia and China