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Cuts to key future-building research infrastructure

A Senate Committee’s recommendation to wind up the Education Investment Fund (EIF) will have tangible negative effects on Australia’s capacity for research. The peak body for science and technology has labeled the move shortsighted and potentially damaging to research at Australian universities. Kylie Walker, CEO of Science & Technology Australia (STA), said current funding for […]

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Decision-making on energy policy must be informed by evidence

The peak body for science and technology in Australia says that an evidence-based approach is imperative following the decision not to pursue the recommendations of Australia’s Chief Scientist to introduce a Clean Energy Target (CET). “The continued focus on meeting our emission reduction commitments is heartening, and we hope that the process of reaching these […]

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Leading STEM minds shine bright in Melbourne

The Superstars of STEM met face-to-face for the first time for a Workshop in Melbourne last week. With interactive sessions led by experts in storytelling and public speaking, the Superstars worked on how to deliver their science in a concise and effective way. The group also swapped experiences, advice and some laughs as they found […]

The future: multiple AgBots conducting weeding operations and collecting data for improved crop management and sustainability.

Be part of a roadmap for robotic vision in Australia

The Australian Centre for Robotic Vision has begun the process of forging a Roadmap for robotic vision in Australia. Robotic vision is the application of computer vision to robotics, and enables robotic technologies to add value to industries that require automation in complex physical environments. As part of building this Roadmap, the Centre will be […]

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STA submission: Review of the National Gene Technology Scheme

STA convened an expert working group of representatives from our membership to prepare a submission for the Review of the National Gene Technology Scheme. The focus of our submission was to highlight the fast pace of research in gene technology, the need for better public understanding and education around this research, the value in benchmarking against other […]

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Search begins for STEM leaders to join STA Executive Committee

Following the successful election of STA’s newest board members, nominations have now opened for the STA Executive Committee. The following positions are open for nomination: • Vice President (two year appointment) • Treasurer (two year appointment) • Early Career Representative (two year appointment) • General Representative (one year appointment) The successful candidates will join our current Executive Committee members, who include Emma Johnston […]