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Science & Technology Australia contributes to conversations around science and technology in Australia. We comment on national policy, investment, priorities for the sectors, and advocate on behalf of our varied membership.

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

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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 […]

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Vote Science: STA Federal election survey 2016

Australia’s major political parties have responded to a call by Science & Technology Australia (STA) to declare their commitment to science and technology ahead of the federal election. The STA Federal Election Policy Survey asks the major parties to articulate their vision for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by responding to the questions that […]

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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 […]