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This climate red herring is old, and on the nose…

By Professor Emma Johnston AO, President of Science & Technology Australiaand Kylie Walker, CEO of Science & Technology Australia Professor Ian Plimer labelled the assertion that 97% of climate scientists agree humans are causing climate change as a ‘zombie statistic’ in the Australian this week – today we label his claim as a particularly pungent […]

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STA Finance Audit and Risk Committee

Science & Technology Australia is seeking nominations for the Finance Audit and Risk Committee – we are recruiting a degree qualified CPA to join as an independent member. This is an excellent opportunity to join a committee advising a national Board, led by experts spanning the scientific and technological disciplines. Network and gain governance experience […]

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Sexual Harassment Inquiry – take our survey

Science & Technology Australia is calling on individuals and organisations in the STEM sector to provide perspectives on the issue of workplace sexual harassment. STA encourages our member organisations to take part, to provide a broad and representative view of sexual harassment in workplaces across science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The survey will inform a […]

Australian Fur Seals at Kingscote Jetty, Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Photo: Richard Wylie

Evidence-based conservation a focus for ESA calendar

The Ecology Society of Australia (ESA) is the peak association of ecologists in Australia, with over 1,200 members from all states and territories. The image above features in their 2019 Calendar, along with other spectacular images of Australian flora, fauna, landscapes, coasts, skies and marine environments. Each picture tells a story of the Australian environment, […]

Mid year economic and fiscal outlook

Calls for intelligent investment of projected surplus

The peak body for science and technology has again warned of research and development cuts, while welcoming a projected return to surplus announced by the government today. The sector is calling for intelligent investment to build a prosperous future for years to come, not just a favourable Budget outcome in 2019. The Mid Year Economic […]

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Uncertain future for R&D sector

Science & Technology Australia (STA) has echoed the concern of the university sector today, with projections warning of critically low research and development funding. With the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) due on Monday, STA CEO Ms Kylie Walker urged the government to outline a plan to significantly boost public investment in R&D. […]