Meetings on Setting Research Priorities – A FASTS Initiative

Dear All,

A series of meetings is being held round Australia over the next two weeks to help set priority areas for research funding.

Everyone’s invited, and it’s important to get a cross-section of the science community there.

Meeting schedule is:

Melbourne Wed, 12 June 2002 9.00am – 12.00pm The University of Melbourne, Elisabeth Murdoch Theatre (Gate 3, Swanston Street)

Armidale Wed, 12 June 2002 10.30am – 1.30pm The University of New England, Drummond/Smith College, Elm Avenue (Main seminar room)

Sydney Thurs, 13 June 2002 9.00am – 12.00pm Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo (Coles Theatre)

Darwin Tues, 18 June 2002 2.00pm – 5.00pm Novotel Atrium, Cnr Peel Street & The Esplanade (BrolgaRoom)

Albury/ Wodonga Wed, 19 June 2002 11.00am – 2.00pm Albury Convention & Performing Arts Centre, Swift Street

Townsville Wed, 19 June 2002 11.30am – 2.30pm Museum of Tropical Queensland, 70-102 Flinders St, (Panasonic Theatre)

Canberra Thurs, 20 June 2002 9.00am – 12.00pm CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton (Optus Theatre)


If you are intending to attend a consultative session please RSVP at least two working days prior to the event by sending an email to Please state your name, organisation (if relevant) and the location of the session you wish to attend.

(And sorry – Adelaide, Hobart, Perth, Kalgoorlie and Brisbane meetings have already been held)

Further information is at the following sites:

Toss Gascoigne

Mr Toss Gascoigne Executive Director Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies PO Box 218 DEAKIN WEST ACT 2600 AUSTRALIA

Phone: +61 2 – 6257 2891 (work)

Fax: +61 2 – 6257 2897

Mobile: 0408 704 442

Email: (Toss Gascoigne)

Web address: FASTS’ ABN: ABN 71 626 822 845