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Dion Pretorius | dion.pretorius@sta.org.au | 0418 281 777

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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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Science & tech welcomes Science Statement, calls for action

Science & Technology Australia (STA) welcomes the release of the Australian Science Statement by Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, today. A long-term, whole-of-government strategic direction for Australian science and technology has been desperately needed, the peak body said. People working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics will be […]

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Scientists to get political in Canberra

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) will burst onto the political agenda this week with the annual Science meets Parliament on Tuesday and Wednesday (21 and 22 March). On Tuesday, more than 200 senior and up-and-coming leaders in the STEM sector will be in Canberra to hear from experts on the intersection between science and […]

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Travel ban could harm Australian Science & Technology

Science and Technology Australia (STA) has warned of the harm a travel ban would cause scientists and technologists around the world. The peak science body highlighted that Australian researchers benefit from international collaborations, including with scientists in the United States, and any obstacle could do serious damage to the progress of vital research. Kylie Walker, […]

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Peak science body welcomes new minister

Science & Technology Australia today welcomed the new Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO. STA also thanked outgoing Minister, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, for his strong and enthusiastic engagement with the sector. “STA welcomes Minister Sinodinos to his new portfolio and we look forward to working with him […]

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STA responds to election result, calls for vision for science

Science & Technology Australia today congratulated the Coalition on its return to Government and called for a strong and forward-looking commitment to supporting great Australian science and technology and STEM education. “We congratulate the Turnbull Government and all MPs and Senators who succeeded at this Federal election, and look forward to working with all parties […]