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2019/20 Federal Budget Analysis

Want to know what’s in store for science and technology after this week’s 2019/20 Federal Budget announcements? Here’s the break-down for science and technology. General funding for science and technology (click to expand) The 2019-20 Federal Budget has seen the first projected surplus in 12 years, with a predicted $7.1 billion surplus at the end […]

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STA submission: Digital Economy Strategy

Science & Technology Australia prepared a submission for the Digital Economy Strategy, which is being crafted by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. The main aims of the Strategy are building on Australia’s competitive strengths, supporting the development of world leading digital businesses, and addressing the ‘digital divide’ in skills and confidence amongst Australians. […]

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STA submission: Review of Australia’s Space Industry Capability

Science & Technology Australia prepared this submission for the Review of Australia’s Space Industry Capability, led by the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. It is the view of Science & Technology Australia, representing more than 68,000 STEM professionals, that the opportunities for this nation in the commercialisation of space are considerable. The sector as […]

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STA submission: Review of the National Gene Technology Scheme

STA convened an expert working group of representatives from our membership to prepare a submission for the Review of the National Gene Technology Scheme. The focus of our submission was to highlight the fast pace of research in gene technology, the need for better public understanding and education around this research, the value in benchmarking against other […]

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STA submission: 2030 Strategic Plan

Science & Technology Australia (STA) were grateful for the opportunity to provide our perspective on the future of the Australian Innovation, Science and Research System. Read our Submission Innovation and Science Australia has been tasked with developing a Strategic Plan for the Australian innovation, science and research system out to 2030. This Plan will aim […]

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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 […]