Dear ASPS members,
An inquiry has been launched by the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources.
We think that this topic is of particular interest to members of ASPS and as such we are preparing a submission collectively. This will be led by Dr Tracey Cuin (UTAS) and Dr Mike Haydon (UoM).
The link information for the inquiry can be found here and submissions close on Monday the 14th of October. (https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House/Standing_Committee_on_Agriculture_and_Water_Resources/Agriculturegrowth)
Please respond to the ASPS secretary Vanessa Melino (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your suggestions of key priorities for plant/agricultural sciences in relation to the terms of reference: “The Committee will inquire into and report on, the opportunities and impediments to the primary production sectors realising their ambition to achieve a combined $100 billion value of production by 2030.”
Please send your comments by Monday 30th of September.
Professor Kathleen Soole
President – Australian Society of Plant Scientists (www.asps.org.au)