Aims of the Chapter

    • The Chapter will raise awareness of issues faced by marginalised groups and undertake to establish best practice guidelines for supporting the inclusion of these groups in our community.
    • The Chapter will monitor the diversity of astronomers working in Australia and recommend future actions that will improve the working environment for all astronomers.
    • To improve the status of underrepresented groups in astronomy, the Chapter will assist to ensure appropriate representation for the Australian astronomy community, both at scientific meetings and on high-level decision-making committees.
    • The Chapter will hold Town Hall meetings yearly (typically at the ASA ASM) and will carry out initiatives and events to improve inclusion, diversity, and equity in Australian astronomy. Read more about our current events here.