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Join the STA team on Superstars of STEM

Our new program, Superstars of STEM, will smash society’s gender assumptions about scientists and increase the public visibility of women in STEM. We’re looking for a committed, passionate and accomplished Project Officer to help build this program and work with 30 of the nation’s most inspiring scientists and technologists. See below for details regarding how […]

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Politics meets space science

Space science and technology was on the political agenda today following the Parliamentary Friends of Science breakfast held in Canberra this morning. Presented by Science & Technology Australia in partnership with the Australian Academy of Science, the event was hosted by the Parliamentary Friends of Science group, co-convened by the Hon Richard Marles MP and the […]

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Travel ban could harm Australian Science & Technology

Science and Technology Australia (STA) has warned of the harm a travel ban would cause scientists and technologists around the world. The peak science body highlighted that Australian researchers benefit from international collaborations, including with scientists in the United States, and any obstacle could do serious damage to the progress of vital research. Kylie Walker, […]

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Peak science body welcomes new minister

Science & Technology Australia today welcomed the new Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO. STA also thanked outgoing Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, for his strong and enthusiastic engagement with the sector. “STA welcomes Minister Sinodinos to his new portfolio and we look forward to working with him […]

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Outlook good for science and tech

Science & Technology Australia (STA) has welcomed the steady approach to maintain investment in Australian research, innovation, science and technology following the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook.  Funding for the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) has been maintained and significant support has been assigned to inspire girls and women to take up and stay […]

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Indigenous Scholarship: Science meets Parliament 2017

For the first time, Science & Technology Australia is offering two scholarships to STEM practitioners with an Indigenous background to attend Science meets Parliament in Canberra. Science meets Parliament brings around 200 Australian scientists and technologists to Canberra for professional development, networking, and to meet face-to-face with MPs and Senators. Now in its 18th year, Science […]

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Superstars of STEM – Empowering female role models

Science & Technology Australia will soon launch a program to propel women of STEM around Australia into the media spotlight. ‘Superstars of STEM’ has won support through the new Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship program to work with women at all career stages to create new stereotypes, and new heroes to define them. “This program […]

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STA elects new leadership team

Science & Technology Australia is pleased to announce a new leadership team, including President-elect Professor Emma Johnston. Professor Johnston, who will formally assume the presidency in November 2017, was elected at the STA  AGM in Canberra on Friday 25 November. Professor Johnston is a marine ecologist and incoming Dean of Science at the University of […]

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Pay up, moral down for scientists: National Report

Job uncertainty, overwork and a loss of skills in the workplace are keeping the morale of Australian scientists low despite an average salary increase in the last 12 months, the 2016 National Professional Scientists Employment and Remuneration Survey has found. The survey was conducted by Professional Scientists Australia in conjunction with Science & Technology Australia […]

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Collaboration focus welcome in R&D tax review

Science & Technology Australia today welcomed focus on enhancing industry-research collaboration in the review of the R&D tax incentive scheme. The review, chaired by Bill Ferris, Alan Finkel and John Fraser, recommends introducing a collaboration premium of up to 20 per cent for businesses that work with publicly-funded research organisations, and that employ recent PhD graduates in […]

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Science meets Business – Breaking the barrier between science and business

Around 200 leaders from research, the private sector and government gathered in Melbourne in October for Science & Technology Australia’s second annual Science meets Business. Science Technology Australia conference “Science in Business” at the Telstra Conference Centre, Melbourne on 24th October, 2016. PHOTO: MARK GRAHAM Through presentations and lively discussion, the event examined cultural, policy […]

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STA welcome fresh government support for climate science

Science and Technology Australia has welcomed the Government’s announcement that CSIRO’s climate science capacity will be expanded. “Climate science is important, and Australia’s geographic position and capabilities mean it is uniquely positioned to make significant contributions to the world’s body of knowledge in this critical area,” said STA Chief Executive Kylie Walker. “We commend further investment in […]

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Australian Financial Review’s Innovation Summit

As a proud partner of the Australian Financial Review’s inaugural Innovation Summit, Science & Technology Australia is pleased to promote this event to our members. The Innovation Summit will take place on 17-18 August at Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, Sydney, and features a sterling program including our own President, Professor Jim Piper, alongside other leaders […]

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Professional scientist remuneration survey 2016

Professionals Australia and Science & Technology Australia invite you to participate in their annual Professional Scientist Remuneration Survey. Participants go in the draw for a chance to win one of four prizes of $500. The survey has now closed. Professionals Australia has been conducting regular surveys of professional remuneration for over four decades, working with […]

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STA responds to election result, calls for vision for science

Science & Technology Australia today congratulated the Coalition on its return to Government and called for a strong and forward-looking commitment to supporting great Australian science and technology and STEM education. “We congratulate the Turnbull Government and all MPs and Senators who succeeded at this Federal election, and look forward to working with all parties […]

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Vote Science: STA Federal election survey 2016

Australia’s major political parties have responded to a call by Science & Technology Australia (STA) to declare their commitment to science and technology ahead of the federal election. The STA Federal Election Policy Survey asks the major parties to articulate their vision for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by responding to the questions that […]

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STA announces new CEO

Science & Technology Australia has appointed Kylie Walker as its chief executive officer. “I am delighted that Ms Walker has accepted our offer to take over as CEO,” STA president Jim Piper said today. “She was the outstanding candidate in a strong field, and brings an impressive breadth of experience to the position, with more […]

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From the Federal Budget lockup

It is no surprise that there is little new for science in tonight’s Federal Budget. After the announcement of the $1.1 Billion National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) last December, it was unlikely additional measures would follow. Some measures include: $110.5 million to Geoscience Australia to produce geographic modeling of mineral, groundwater and petroleum resources […]

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CSIRO must do more to limit damage

Statement from STA CEO, Catriona Jackson As the peak representative group for scientists working across all disciplines and at all levels, we are concerned that the proposed changes at CSIRO have the potential to damage Australia’s international reputation as a good scientific citizen. Scientists across the nation are worried that the ongoing controversy over the […]

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Science meets Parliament – 2016 Wrap Up

The 16th annual Science meets Parliament took place on 1 and 2 March 2016. It brought 200 working scientists to Canberra for a two-day program of professional development and networking aimed at helping them better communicate their science to the media, policy makers and parliamentarians. Presentations by Leader of Opposition, the Hon Bill Shorten MP, Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan […]

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Science meets Business – 2015 Wrap Up

Science meets Business 2015, a first-of-its-kind event, was held on Monday 26 October 2015 in the Auditorium of the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at University of Technology Sydney. It brought together nearly 200 people from business and science with the aim of starting a reshaped and refreshed conversation about industry-STEM collaboration, identifying examples of good […]