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Australia’s research funding under the microscope

A more transparent research funding system; a streamlined grant application process; and a Research Future Fund are the priorities highlighted by peak body Science & Technology Australia in its submission to the Inquiry into Funding Australia’s Research. CEO of STA, Kylie Walker, commended enduring investment in research through the Australian Research Council (ARC), the creation […]

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STEM qualified teachers will provide spark, but unis need investment to ignite Australia’s future

Science & Technology Australia welcomed the Government’s call today to improve Australian secondary students’ access to science- and maths-qualified teachers. CEO of Science & Technology Australia (STA), Ms Kylie Walker, said two decades of declines in high school maths and science results and enrolments were a significant risk to Australia’s future capability and prosperity. “Intermediate […]


Science peak concerned with falling public investment in research

Science & Technology Australia (STA) today said it was concerned at the decline in public investment in science represented by the latest figures on Australian government expenditure on research and development (GOVERD). According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, GOVERD decreased 2% in current price terms and 4% in chain volume terms between 2014-15 and […]

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Superstars of STEM rocket through pilot year

The first 30 Superstars of STEM have graduated, following a year of training, support, and opportunities to speak with the media, decision makers, mentors, students and teachers across Australia. Kylie Walker, CEO of Science & Technology Australia, said the world-first program has set some impressive milestones in its first year, and is already starting to […]

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STA seeks Video and Digital Content Producer

Video and Digital Content Producer Part time role (19 hours/2.5 days a week) 12 month contract with the possibility of extension Salary: $32,608 per annum ($64,358 full time equivalent) plus super The Video and Digital Content Producer will be responsible for the creation, design, and management of content for Science & Technology Australia’s social media, […]

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STA President awarded Queen’s Birthday Honours

The President of Science & Technology Australia (STA) has been named an Officer of the Order of Australia. Professor Emma Johnston AO, was recognised for her work in marine ecology and for her contributions to strengthening Australia’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). CEO of STA, Ms Kylie Walker, congratulated Professor Johnston on behalf of […]