Kylie Walker

STA announces new CEO

Science & Technology Australia has appointed Kylie Walker as its chief executive officer. “I am delighted that Ms Walker has accepted our offer to take over as CEO,” STA president Jim Piper said today. “She was the outstanding candidate in a strong field, and brings an impressive breadth of experience to the position, with more […]

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From the Federal Budget lockup

It is no surprise that there is little new for science in tonight’s Federal Budget. After the announcement of the $1.1 Billion National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) last December, it was unlikely additional measures would follow. Some measures include: $110.5 million to Geoscience Australia to produce geographic modeling of mineral, groundwater and petroleum resources […]

CSIRO Research Vessel Investigator

CSIRO must do more to limit damage

Statement from STA CEO, Catriona Jackson As the peak representative group for scientists working across all disciplines and at all levels, we are concerned that the proposed changes at CSIRO have the potential to damage Australia’s international reputation as a good scientific citizen. Scientists across the nation are worried that the ongoing controversy over the […]

Science meet Business 2016

Science meets Parliament – 2016 Wrap Up

The 16th annual Science meets Parliament took place on 1 and 2 March 2016. It brought 200 working scientists to Canberra for a two-day program of professional development and networking aimed at helping them better communicate their science to the media, policy makers and parliamentarians. Presentations by Leader of Opposition, the Hon Bill Shorten MP, Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan […]

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Science meets Business – 2015 Wrap Up

Science meets Business 2015, a first-of-its-kind event, was held on Monday 26 October 2015 in the Auditorium of the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at University of Technology Sydney. It brought together nearly 200 people from business and science with the aim of starting a reshaped and refreshed conversation about industry-STEM collaboration, identifying examples of good […]