Health and medical research organization, Research Australia, has launched a new blog facility, ‘Transmission’ that focus principally on the policy and advocacy area.


Postings will centre around current activity in the health and medical research world and users will be able to comment and respond to the ideas presented.


Research Australia’s new Head of Policy, Greg Mullins is coordinating Research Australia’s submissions to the key reviews at the Federal level concerning the future of the health and medical research and the not-for-profit sectors.


These reviews will encapsulate the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) review and the Commonwealth Review of Health and Medical Research, headed by Simon McKeon.


In addition to member consultation, Greg will be sharing his findings in the Transmission blog facility.


Research Australia’s CEO Elizabeth Foley said the move into a digital environment will complement the organisation’s considerable public and wider research sector engagement. She said the dialogue arising from Transmission will help inform positions and assist Research Australia to gain a greater understanding of public and sector perceptions on the issues.


The transmission blog facility will be available on the Research Australia website from mid March and will be updated regularly.