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About the RACI

About the RACI

Founded in 1917 and granted a Royal Charter in 1932, the RACI is the professional body for the chemical sciences in Australia. It acts both as the qualifying body in Australia for professional chemists, and as a learned society promoting the science and practice of chemistry.

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Strategic Goals

  • RACI is the voice of chemistry in Australia 
  • RACI advocates the importance of chemistry to the public and all levels of education, industry and government
  • RACI supports the professional needs and interests of all its members
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Our Structure

The Board

The Board is the decision making body of RACI with overall legal and financial responsibility 

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Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

The Board of Management (the Board) of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute Inc. (RACI) is responsible to ensure the RACI has an appropriate corporate governance structure to optimise the realisation of the stated purposes of the RACI (as defined in the Constitution of the RACI) and the creation and protection of membership value. More >

Financial statements

Annual Financial Statements of the RACI

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Advocacy

Decadal Plan for Chemistry

The National Committee for Chemistry (NCC) of the Australian Academy of Science is currently carrying out the first Decadal Plan for Chemistry. The goal of the Decadal Plan is to understand the role of chemistry in Australian society - its strengths, its weaknesses and its challenges. More >

External Surveys and Reports

Research and survey reports that are relevant to the chemical science community

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Policy Statements

The RACI is putting together a policy statement to outline our position in key areas in the world of chemistry.

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Public Statements

Statements made by the Board on behalf of the RACI.

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Women in the Science Research Workforce

This research project was designed to contribute to understanding of a ‘wicked problem’ that
appears to repeat itself in successive generations of women in science – the well-documented,
entrenched patterns of disadvantage associated with women’s participation in the science research
workforce.

A toolkit was also developed to assist in the career progression of female researchers

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Historical Moments

Historical Moments

Files chronicling the history of RACI, including past presidents and award recipients

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Information for Divisions, Branches, Groups and Sections

Resources for Divisions, Branches, Groups and Sections

Documents for Divisions, Branches, Groups and Sections to download

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