The RACI is the voice of chemistry in Australia and advocates the positive importance of chemistry to the public, educational establishments, industry and government. The organisation exists to actively support the professional needs, development and interests of all its members. On behalf of the RACI, the RACI Board is active in communicating the impact of government policy on the chemistry sector.

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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.

External Surveys and Reports

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

The RACI Inclusion and Diversity Committee

A Committee to oversee the various diversity policies of the RACI and advise the Board on diversity and equity issues.

The RACI Inclusion and Diversity Policy

The RACI Board has adopted a new inclusion and diversity policy to guide activities undertaken in the future

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

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

Public Statements

Statements made by the Board on behalf of the RACI.

Policy Statements

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