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43    Australian Academy of Science—65th anniversary

Senator Carr, pursuant to notice of motion not objected to as a formal motion, moved general business notice of motion no. 24—That the Senate—

               (a)       notes that, on 6 May 2019, the Australian Academy of Science (the Academy) celebrated the 65th anniversary of its creation by Royal Charter;

               (b)       congratulates the Academy on 65 years of service to the nation;

                (c)       acknowledges that, since its formation in 1954, by 23 of Australia’s most eminent scientists, the Academy has celebrated scientific excellence and supported greater understanding of science by the Australian people;

               (d)       recognises the unique role the Academy plays in promoting international engagement and research collaboration and investing in the early and mid-career researchers, as well as serving as a source of independent and authoritative scientific advice to the Parliament and Commonwealth on Australia’s future challenges and opportunities; and

                (e)       also congratulates the Academy on celebrating the 60th anniversary of the construction of the iconic Shine Dome, one of Australia’s most imaginative and well-known buildings.

Question put and passed.