Commitments to deepen relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in STEM and elevate the profile of First Nations’ STEM expertise are at the heart of Science & Technology Australia’s new Reconciliation Action Plan launched today.
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Working in STEM careers? Have your say and you could WIN a $500 JBHiFi voucher
Are you thriving in your STEM career – or not? If you’ve ever thought about leaving the sector, why was that – and what made you stay? Has your career in STEM been planned – or largely improvised?
2023 Federal Budget: Laying strategic foundations for science
A series of strategic investments in frontier technologies, quality science advice, and growing new science-driven businesses in advanced manufacturing are welcome initiatives in tonight’s Budget.
STA welcomes first National Quantum Strategy
Science & Technology Australia welcomes the first National Quantum Strategy as an essential roadmap to maximise Australia’s opportunity with these economy-boosting technologies which will power the country’s future.
STA thanks science champion Karen Andrews
Science & Technology Australia thanks Karen Andrews MP for her powerful contributions to the science and technology sector as a long-serving Cabinet Minister and Shadow Minister.
STA welcomes ARC review recommendations
The Review of the Australian Research Council Act released today is a “comprehensive, thoughtful blueprint for modernisation” of the key grants funding agency, the peak body for science and technology has said.
Science statement can inspire culture change
Australia should set itself a bold ambition to change our cultural relationship with science – and put it at the very heart of our national self-image, Science & Technology Australia has urged.
Bumper boost to R&D should power Accord
The Universities Accord should make “a once-in-a-generation investment in Australia itself” – dramatically ramping up our national investment in R&D and training a larger STEM-skilled workforce to generate new sources of economic wealth in the pivotal decade ahead.
STA Welcomes National Reconstruction Fund
The nation’s peak body representing 115,000 Australian scientists and technologists welcomes Australia’s National Reconstruction Fund as a powerful new investment in the country’s future.
Industry and Science Minister Ed Husic’s National Press Club address – Science Meets Parliament 2023
Industry and Science Minister Ed Husic’s speech at the National Press Club as part of Science Meets Parliament 2023.
Win up to $100,000 investment to commercialise your clean agri-food technology
SparkLabs Cultiv8 and Science & Technology Australia are excited to collaborate to launch a new clean-tech competition in food and agriculture.
Industry and Science Minister Ed Husic’s Welcome speech to Science Meets Parliament 2023
Industry and Science Minister Ed Husic prepared the following speech for Science Meets Parliament 2023.
Shadow Minister for Science Paul Fletcher MP’s address to Science Meets Parliament 2023
Shadow Minister for Science gave the following address to Science Meets Parliament 2023.
Nine scoop a scholarship to Science Meets Parliament
Science & Technology Australia congratulates nine brilliant and diverse emerging STEM leaders on winning prestigious scholarships for Science Meets Parliament 2023.
STA backs Voice to Parliament
The nation’s peak body representing 115,000 Australian scientists and technologists strongly supports an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, and will advocate for a resounding yes vote in the upcoming referendum.
A science future fund to supercharge economic growth: Budget 2023
Creating a visionary Science Future Fund that could generate economic returns of up to $2.3 billion a year would help offset mounting social services spending pressures on the nation’s finances and start to reverse Australia’s dangerously low investment in income-generating R&D.
SMP 2023 scholarships: open now
For Science Meets Parliament 2023, nine scholarship recipients will be able to access a full program of career-defining professional development training at no cost. Science Meets Parliament is Australia’s most significant event for deep engagement between the science and technology community and policymakers.
Campus Plus, Science & Technology Australia and Cruxes Innovation to deliver industry PhD program
Campus Plus, Science & Technology Australia, and Cruxes Innovation are delighted to have been chosen to deliver the new National Industry PhD program for the Department of Education. The program will powerfully connect industry with PhD scholars and the research sector. It will create transformative opportunities for industry professionals to do a career-enhancing PhD, and for PhD scholars to do industry-focused research and training as part of their PhD.