17-18 Budget

From the 2017/18 Federal Budget lockup

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 […]

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Prominent Australians point to science as antidote for ‘alternative facts’

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 […]

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Open Letter for Science

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 […]

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Step up for science at the crossroads for humanity

By Alan Duffy, Swinburne University of Technology Globally, science is at a crossroads. In the USA, a protectionist stance from policymakers and an increasingly inward focus have resulted in a restive public, giving rise to protest across spheres and sectors. This has sent ripples across the world, including in Australia. While the practice of scientific inquiry […]

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Superstars of STEM off to a strong start

Science & Technology Australia is proud to announce the appointment of Brodie Steel as Project Officer for our new Superstars of STEM Program. “Brodie’s passion and commitment to elevating the visibility of women in STEM, and her strong experience in project management, make her the perfect candidate to help Superstars of STEM soar,” said STA […]