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“From a scientific perspective, the voice is a must,” STA President Mark Hutchinson emphasises the importance of the voice for science.
If millions of Australians open our hearts and minds and vote ‘yes’, we will connect all of us – Australians both new and old – to the long story of our country.
In its submission to the Government’s Pathway to Diversity in STEM Draft Recommendations, Science & Technology Australia has urged bold thinking to tackle a lack of diversity in Australia’s workplaces. A new tax incentive to drive diversity in Australia’s largest companies could powerfully shift the dial on equality in the country’s workforce – including its pivotal STEM sector.
As the nation’s peak body representing 115,000 Australian scientists and technologists, Science & Technology Australia now calls our community to action to support an Indigenous Voice!
The Universities Accord panel should recommend setting a bold R&D investment target of 3% of GDP by 2035, and a doubling of ARC, NHMRC and university Research Block Grants funding from 2024 in its final report.
STA enthusiastically welcomes the appointments of science and research leaders to its sector-leading Policy and Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committees.
A three-fold return on public investment from ARC-funded research highlights “strong economy-powering returns” for taxpayers from university research – and makes the case to double the ARC grants budget.
“These changes will strengthen Australia’s research system – on which our country’s health, wealth and safety rely – and put in place guardrails to prevent political interference in awarding research grants,” says STA CEO Misha Schubert.
STA has welcomed draft recommendations of the Pathway to Diversity in STEM review panel as “a powerful exhortation to stay the course and double down” on proven diversity-driving initiatives with new long-term investments.
National Science Week 2023 was officially launched by the Minister for Industry & Science Ed Husic MP at an event delivered by Science & Technology Australia for Questacon and the Australian Government.
Nine in ten Australians want more people and businesses to stand up for and defend science – and think scientists are crucial to solving Australia’s biggest future challenges, the latest 3M State of Science Index finds – released to launch National Science Week 2023.
The Universities Accord interim report has disastrously missed an historic moment to recommend a ramp up of Australia’s research investment, consigning Australia to be out-muscled by our economic rivals in the global race to seize new jobs, industries and national income.
A growing number of Parliamentarians seeking regular expert advice on complex science and technology issues has seen Science & Technology Australia appoint a record-breaking 26 new STEM Ambassadors in 2023.
It’s time for Round 2 of the National Industry PhD Program! Applications are open now and close on 4 August 2023. This exciting program will foster new pathways to connect the worlds of academia and industry, opening the door to an array of new career opportunities for PhD candidates.
Science & Technology Australia would like to extend its warm congratulations to all the 2023 King’s Birthday Honours recipients. We take great pride in recognising those who are or have been affiliated directly with STA or one of our member organisations and have been awarded honours for their outstanding services and support to the STEM sector.
Science & Technology Australia is seeking candidates to join our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee and our Policy Committee.
Australian legislators must grapple swiftly with the implications of the recent explosion in generative AI tools like ChatGPT – or miss an historic moment to shape these transformative technologies, secure our sovereign capability and leverage huge economic opportunities.