Indigenous scholarship recipients in 2018

Vibrant diversity of science to be shared with Parliament

Three indigenous scientists will meet with Australian Senators and Members of Parliament in Canberra, thanks to a scholarship from Science & Technology Australia. The 2018 scholarship recipient include: Cardiovascular researcher, Ms Amy Searle (VIC, Latji Latji Nation) Water scientist, Mr Bradley Moggridge (ACT, Kamilaroi Nation) Data scientist, Dr Kalinda Griffiths (NT, Yawuru Nation) All 3 […]

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Time to celebrate the achievements of Australian innovators and entrepreneurs

Science & Technology Australia (STA) has partnered with #AUSinnovates to share the success stories of Australian innovation and commercialisation. The project aims to highlight the significant contribution of Australian science and technology to innovative and life-changing inventions and applications for research. The initiative already features Stormseal, a product that helps people stay safely in their […]

Australia 2030 title page

Australia’s 70,000 scientists and technologists welcome visionary Innovation Strategy

National peak body Science & Technology Australia (STA) has applauded the release of the Australia 2030: Prosperity through Innovation report today. With five national imperatives and 30 recommendations for government, the 2030 Strategy represents an important step towards making Australia a clever country again. STA President Professor Emma Johnston said with science and mathematics results […]

Raijin High performance computer

High-performance computing rebooted

This article was written as part of a two-part series for Cosmos Magazine ahead of Science meets Parliament. The event brings researchers to Canberra to meet with Parliamentarians, and in 2018 highlighted the value of investing in basic research.  A $70 million upgrade to Australia’s most powerful supercomputer will make state of the art high performance […]

Australian Parliamentary Cabinet Table

Government sharpens science focus in Cabinet

After calling publically for the Government to give science a seat at the cabinet table following the Ministerial reshuffle late last year, Science & Technology Australia is encouraged by the latest announcement by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. At a press conference to announce a $60 million funding boost for the Great Barrier Reef, the PM […]

Alkane’s Demonstration Pilot Plant at ANSTO

How did SmP improve funding options for Australia’s junior mining & exploration companies?

Following some key conversations at Science meets Parliament last year (2017), the Managing Director of gemaker, Natalie Chapman, was better able to engage and work with MPs to improve funding access for small Australian mining and exploration companies. Australian company Alkane Resources was seeking Government export investment for the $1b state-significant Dubbo Project which will […]