STA enjoys strong and diverse alliances and partnerships with the STEM sector, government and industry, promoting collaboration and cooperation across the breadth of Australian science and technology.
These partnerships are just one of the ways in which we work on behalf of our members, and help us to ensure that Australian scientists are represented in discussion about the future of the sector.
Find details on these partnerships below.
National Research and Innovation Alliance
STA is co-convenor of the National Research and Innovation Alliance (NRIA), the group that drew together peak science, research and higher education bodies in a united front in 2013 for the first time. The ultimate aim of the group is to secure bi-partisan support for strategic, stable, long-term funding of science and research and to put an end to stop-start funding models.
The group includes peak university bodies, STA, the learned academies, medical research peak bodies, and a range of other representative groups from the public and private sector.
Science Sector Group
STA is a founding member of the peak Non-Government Science Sector Group, along with the Australian Academy of Science, the Australian Science Media Centre and the Royal Institution Australia (RiAus).
The SSG was created to coordinate and elevate public debate on the big scientific issues for Australia, now and in the future.
Working together has led to better scientific information for the public, policy makers and business leaders.
Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia
STA is a council member of the Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia Limited (ABCA) – the national coordinating organisation for the Australian agricultural biotechnology sector.
ABCA seeks to provide scientifically accurate information to the public and policy makers regarding the importance of agricultural biotechnology to national and global food security. The group also seeks to help shape sound and responsible regulations for biotech, particularly regarding gene technology.