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Research grants allocations must remain independent

Peak body Science & Technology Australia today emphasised the importance of maintaining independence in the federal research granting process, following revelations that former Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham interfered with the last Australian Research Council (ARC) grants round. “To have projects rejected by a minister, based on their personal opinion, represents an inexcusable […]

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New science and tech leaders join STA board

The future of Australian science and technology is looking bright, following the election of nine new members to the Board of peak body Science & Technology Australia. The new Board members are: Agricultural and food sciences: Dr Damien Belobrajdic, Nutritional Society of Australia (SA Co-Chair); Senior scientist at CSIRO Health and Biosecurity Biological Sciences: Professor […]

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Research and development investment drooping

As the nation gathers to celebrate Australia’s best and brightest scientists for the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science, Science & Technology Australia (STA) would like to remind the government that it takes more than accolades for great science – it takes strong investment. STA was concerned to see that with the release of the Science, […]

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2018 Science meets Business wrap

The scene was set by the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon Karen Andrews MP: “Science needs business, business needs science, and Australia needs both”. A range of leaders, from different sectors, disciplines and areas of expertise, shared a host of advice with the hundreds of delegates in attendance. The first sessions for […]