A key role played by the Society is to represent the interests of the profession. To do this we provide submissions to Government and other bodies.
The Society’s submissions are listed below:
Seed Statement for “A Decadal Plan for the Mathematical Sciences” in Australia; prepared by the National Council for the Mathematical Sciences.
A National Strategy for Mathematical Sciences in Australia, written by Hyam Rubinstein in consultation with the Australian Council of Heads of Mathematical Sciences
Science deans urge action to boost enrolments, report from the he Australian Council of Deans of Science
National Strategic Review of Mathematical Sciences Research
Submission from AustMS for the Research Quality Framework (RQF) (Michael Cowling)
Government Research Priority Setting Exercise – Submission by AustMS
Higher Education Review — Submission by AustMS
Teachers in touch (Prof. Tim Brown, Dean of Science at ANU)
Mathematical Sciences in Australia: Still looking for a future—An update on the report on the brain drain in mathematics
Victorian Review of Teacher Qualifications — Submission by AustMS
Status and Quality of Teaching and Learning of Science in Australian Schools – Commentary (Jan Thomas, Executive Officer of the Society)
Brain Drain Briefing Paper (Jan Thomas, Executive Officer of the Society)
Senate Enquiry into Higher Education — Submission by AustMS
The Math Sciences in Australia — Looking for a Future (Jan, Thomas, Executive Officer, Aust MS)
New knowledge; New opportunities—Green paper on Higher Education Research and Research Training — Response by AustMS
1997 Higher Education Review. — Submission by the National Committee for Mathematics
Articles and commentary have appeared, from time to time, in various newspapers around the nation and elsewhere.
- 2010—August 17, The Sydney Morning Herald
Numbers up for rote learning in maths, quotes from Australian Council for Educational Research conference, reported by Jessica Mahar.
- 2010—August 9, The Australian
MATHEMATICS has been raised as an election issue only once in living memory, by Nalini Joshi.
- 2010—April 20, The Wall Street Journal
Region's Employers Seek Statistical Experts Over Computer-Science Generalists
- 2010—March 17, The Australian
Numbers game we can win
- 2010—March 10
Go8 review into Education in Data Science, Mathematics and Quantitative Sciences
Equation for maths warns of disaster and Mathematics students in serious decline by Luke Slattery and Nicolas Perpitch, in The Australian;
Go figure: maths no longer in its prime by Jennie Curtin, in The Sydney Morning Herald;
The numbers don't add up in maths class — response from the President, Nalini Joshi, in The Australian;
Few catch up — response from the Chair of the National Committee for the Mathematical Sciences, Hyam Rubinstein, in The Australian.
- 2010—March 1, The Sunday Telegraph
No maths for our top kids article by Nalini Joshi.
- 2009—February 28, The Sunday Telegraph
Our maths exodus, by Miawling Lam.
- 2009—February 18, Higher Education Supplement of The Australian
A disturbing set of numbers, by Nalini Joshi.
- 2009—February 2, Australian Financial Review
Stronger maths picks up modelling errors'', letter to the editor by Nalini Joshi.