We are pleased to announce that ANZOS is now a Constituent Organisation with the Royal Society Te Apārangi of New Zealand Aotearoa.
For many years ANZOS has been a constituent organisation of Science and Technology Australia, allowing us, as a society, to advocating for science to the Australian government and represent the voice of the optics and photonics community in Australia and New Zealand. During 2023 this advocacy included participating in Science Meets Parliament, and submissions to Australia's draft 'Science and Research Priorities' and the proposed Defence Trade Control Amendment Bill. Now that we have joined the Royal Society Te Apārangi we can similarly advocate for science and photonics in Aotearoa New Zealand.
We encourage members to assist us and get involved with ANZOS in these submissions — let us know if there is any science policy development or other matter you believe ANZOS should provide feedback on to the New Zealand Government.