A panel of experts shared their vision for the future of gene technology with the public and key decision makers in Canberra this week. Presenting a public forum at the Shine Dome before a private session for Parliamentarians at Parliament House, the panel included: Dr Raj Bhula – Australian Gene Technology Regulator Dr Jeremy Brownlie […]
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Science & Technology Australia (STA) were grateful for the opportunity to provide our perspective on the future of the Australian Innovation, Science and Research System. Read our Submission Innovation and Science Australia has been tasked with developing a Strategic Plan for the Australian innovation, science and research system out to 2030. This Plan will aim […]
Changes to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding program were announced today, and have received a warm welcome from the sector. In launching the changes, Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, said they would mean a more simplified process for grant applicants; see the awarding of longer term grants; and […]
The Australian Government has released the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, which articulates the research infrastructure priorities that are aimed at strengthening the future of Australian research. The Roadmap focuses on nine areas: digital data and e-research platforms, platforms for humanities arts and social sciences, characterisation (techniques for understanding the properties of materials), advanced fabrication and […]
The 2017 Federal Budget holds few surprises for science and technology and has left the sector waiting for further announcements on major reviews and roadmaps, Science & Technology Australia said today. “We welcome strong new investment in researching and developing new advanced manufacturing technology, including a $20 million injection into the important Cooperative Research Centres […]
Australian celebrities and world-renowned scientists and technologists have signed an Open Letter to reinforce their support for, and the significant value of, science and technology. With ‘alternative facts’ on the rise and a growing disregard for evidence-based decision making internationally, these leading Australians have spoken out in defence of pursuing and using evidence to make […]
As Australian scientists and technologists and their champions, we write to express our strong support for our international colleagues in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Collaboration with international counterparts, in all countries and from all backgrounds, is vital to the work of STEM. The common language of STEM serves as a bridge across cultural […]
If held end-to-end, the meetings organised today would have filled more than 24 hours, as 200 STEM professionals were matched with a Member of Parliament or Senator who shared an interest in their area of expertise today. Their meetings gave them the chance to pitch their work and celebrate the achievements of their sector. Among […]
“Scientists can be politically active without politicising their science,” Anna-Maria Arabia, Chief Executive, Australian Academy of Science Lively debate, panel discussions, news ideas, epiphanies and an immersion in the world of politics – and all that in just 12 hours. The first day of Science meets Parliament has drawn to a close and delegates have […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Following the close of submissions for the draft National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, Science and Technology Australia (STA) has commended Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, and the Expert Working Group on drafting a thorough Roadmap for the future of this country’s critical research infrastructure. It provides a ray of hope for professionals using these vital […]
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 […]
This afternoon, the Hon Greg Hunt MP delivered a major speech as Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science to the National Research and Innovation Alliance at the Shine Dome in Canberra. Shadow Minister, the Hon Senator Kim Carr, also addressed the Alliance to outline the opposition’s commitment to the research, science and technology sectors. The […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Professional Scientists Australia in conjunction with STA have released their 2015 survey results on remuneration for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) workers in Australia. Their findings suggest that many STEM professionals are looking increasingly towards the international market for employment and that science-based organisations need to provide attractive recognition and reward strategies to ensure […]
The long awaited Women in the Science Research Workforce report is out and available in full for members. Outstanding women scientists are achieving at the highest levels, obtaining advanced scientific qualifications and taking key roles in the fields of science and technology. But across the board we all know that we are not making the most of the […]