Australia’s contribution to the global community could include technology that reflects our values of egalitarianism, fairness, open communication and respect for one another’s rights, writes Alex Lynch of Google.
A once-in-a-generation seismic investment in science in the 2021 Budget would be a defining legacy for the Government, securing the science heft needed to face the next challenges after COVID-19.
Joint statement from Science & Technology Australia, the Australian Academy of Science, and the Australian Science Media Centre.
Science & Technology Australia is looking an Events and Membership Manager.
To mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we asked our Superstars of STEM why they chose a career in STEM, and what they love about it.
We are excited to announce that Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM will give the National Press Club Address on 17 March – as the centrepiece of this year’s Science meets Parliament.
Australia must apply the same expert science-led approach to climate change as it has to the coronavirus pandemic, the nation’s peak body for science and technology has urged.
On Australia Day, one of Science & Technology Australia’s Superstars of STEM has unveiled a genetic analysis that could help save Australia’s iconic koalas.
Science & Technology Australia is offering eight scholarships to the 21st anniversary Science meets Parliament this year, to be held virtual from 2 March to 1 April 2021.
Are you a STEM professional passionate about our sector, and keen to make a difference? Then we need you! Science & Technology Australia is seeking nominations for the STA Board General Cluster Representative position. To nominate you must be a member of an ordinary member (non-affiliate) in any cluster and a member of or employed […]
Australia’s newest Superstars of STEM – 60 brilliant women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics who want to step into the spotlight as experts in their fields – will be announced today. The new Superstars reflects the strong diversity of women in STEM – including three Indigenous scientists and engineers, and a record number of […]
Science & Technology Australia is pleased to announce the election of new members to its Executive Committee at STA’s Annual General Meeting today. Silo-busting innovator and industry-engaged research entrepreneur Professor Mark Hutchinson is STA’s new President-elect. He will become President at the end of our next AGM in November 2021. For seven years, Mark has […]
Science & Technology Australia has warmly welcomed today’s announcement that former STA President Dr Cathy Foley AO PSM FAA FTSE will take the reins as Australia’s next Chief Scientist. Science & Technology Australia President Associate Professor Jeremy Brownlie congratulated Dr Foley on behalf of the STA membership representing Australia’s 80,000 scientists and technologists. “Cathy is […]
Australia’s peak body for science and technology has today welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors, representing strong diversity and breadth in STEM disciplines. STA announced the following new appointees to its Board: Agricultural and food sciences – Mr Michael Walker, Soil Science Australia Executive Officer Biological sciences – Dr Tatiana Soares da […]
A new report has found almost 1 in 5 scientists surveyed this year have thought about leaving the profession permanently, citing lack of recognition and career advancement opportunities. Taken at the height of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the survey highlights the need for us to celebrate Australia’s scientists more and affirm how […]
Science & Technology Australia has urged the Australian Government to especially ensure the adequacy of funding for STEM as it reviews its higher education changes in 18 months’ time. This would enable any setbacks for STEM to be identified and rectified swiftly, after the complex changes in the Government’s higher education legislation passed the Senate […]
A billion dollar boost to university research and a half a billion COVID-19 lifeline for the national science agency are a “shot in the arm” for Australia’s job-creating research capability. The nation’s peak body for science and technology also backs the Government’s decision to drop a proposed $2 billion cut to the R&D tax incentive […]
By Misha Schubert, CEO STA We know STEM skills will help us to seize the future. Science, technology, engineering and maths can unlock a new era of Australian job creation, sovereign manufacturing, industrial reinvigoration and economic growth. This insight makes it hard to reconcile a curious contradiction in the higher education legislation before the Senate. […]
As universities across the country announce thousands more job cuts today, the nation’s peak body for science and technology fears we risk the permanent loss of talent from our research system. Science & Technology Australia today renews our call for the Australian Government to extend JobKeeper to university staff to staunch the haemorrhaging of research […]
Science and Technology Australia is looking for a person to join our team in Canberra. Program Assistant – Superstars of STEM (Part time) Our Superstars of STEM program is looking for a motivated and experienced Program Assistant to join our team. The ideal candidate will be highly organised, demonstrate good judgement, be articulate and a […]
In its submission to a Senate inquiry on the higher education legislation, Science & Technology Australia has proposed key amendments to avert damaging cuts in funding for STEM degrees. In June, the Australian Government announced its Job-Ready Graduates plan. It proposes to make major changes to how university education is funded. The Government has said […]
Closing date for STA Executive nominations have been extended to COB Monday 19 October If you’re passionate about STEM and want to make a positive impact on our sector, we want to hear from you! Science & Technology Australia invites candidates for several positions on our Executive Committee. This is an exciting opportunity for outstanding […]
Joint opening statement by Universities Australia, Science & Technology Australia and the Australian Academy of Science to the Senate Standing Committee on Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Inquiry into identification of leading practices in ensuring evidence-based regulation of farm practices that impact water quality outcomes in the Great Barrier Reef. I would like to […]
Building on our longstanding commitment to support women in STEM, Science & Technology Australia has formally signed on to the APEC Women in STEM Principles. And our Chief Executive Officer addressed an APEC Policy Partnership on Science, Technology & Innovation forum overnight on the impact of COVID-19 on equity, diversity and inclusion. The APEC Women […]
Are you a STEM professional passionate about our sector, and keen to make a difference? Then we need you! Science & Technology Australia is seeking nominations for our Board. To nominate, you must be a member of an STA ordinary member (non-affiliate). You can find the full list of eligible organisations here. We seek outstanding candidates […]
In its supplementary pre-Budget submission, Science & Technology Australia has outlined a bold vision for a “STEM-smart recovery” for Australia. It proposes a series of clever strategic investments to drive major jobs growth, build on Australia’s existing STEM strengths, and build back stronger out of the COVID-19 pandemic. STA is the peak body for […]
Science & Technology Australia recently made a submission to the Jobs-ready Graduates Package Draft Legislation. To improve the proposed legislation STA is making the following recommendations: the Government amend the legislation and maintain the current total base funding to universities per student place in STEM degrees. This would avert financial incentives in the legislation for […]
For the official launch of National Science Week 2020, leading STEM experts who have contributed to Australia’s Covid-19 successes will reveal how expertise helped Australia to navigate the chaotic first months of the pandemic. National Science Week will forge ahead with a calendar of over 1,000 events nationally despite the continuing challenges of Covid-19. Science […]
Results of a nationwide survey of over 1,000 professional scientists and researchers shows COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on the science workforce in Australia. In a first snapshot of the impact of the pandemic on scientists’ jobs and wages, a survey by Professional Scientists Australia and Science & Technology Australia found despite the frontline […]
Science & Technology Australia has today welcomed eminent stem cell researcher Megan Munsie to its influential STEM Sector Policy Committee. Professor Megan Munsie (representing Australasian Society for Stem Cell Research) will join returning members Dr Kathy Nicholson (the Australian Institute of Machine Learning) and Dr Pallave Dasari (Women in STEMM). Professor Munsie is also the Deputy […]
A nationwide search begins today for the next 60 Superstars of STEM – brilliant women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics who want to step into the spotlight as media stars. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews will today launch the next round of applications for Science & Technology Australia’s game-changing Superstars of […]
Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made gains in Australia’s STEM workforce in the decade to 2016, but further major efforts are needed to achieve equality. The 2020 Australia’s STEM Workforce Report reveals some progress in pursuing greater diversity in the science, technology, engineering and maths workforce, but confirms there is much more to […]
Jobs in the science, technology, engineering and maths workforce are now at greater risk as hundreds more job losses start to be announced at universities across the country. The peak body for the science and technology sector is asking the Australian Government to take a fresh look at the damage being inflicted by the pandemic […]
The manufacturing sector plead its case at a Senate inquiry on Monday against planned cuts to research and development tax incentives, saying such a cut would run counter to the Government’s promise to put it “front and centre” of economic recovery plans. But the Government says it remains committed to helping the sector transform and […]
This story was originally published by Stuart Kennedy in InnovationAus. Australia’s scientists and tech workers have a vital role in helping lead the country out of the socio-economic trauma caused by COVID-19, the woman in charge of our peak science and technology body says. Misha Schubert is the chief executive of Science and Technology Australia […]
Today’s reaffirmation that science will be core to Australia’s future economic growth, new industries and new jobs has been welcomed by the science and technology sector. In a speech to the National Press Club, Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese said Australia’s success to contain COVID-19 was due to a strong bipartisan embrace of scientific expertise. Science […]
Science & Technology Australia seeks two candidates to join our STEM Sector Policy Committee. This body supports our policy and advocacy work. Terms are for two years, and members are required to attend regular committee meetings (6-10 a year). Members also contribute to the development of STA’s policy platform and our policy and advocacy material […]
Most university students who choose science, technology, engineering and maths subjects in the future would pay less for their degrees under changes announced today by Education Minister Dan Tehan. The proposed changes would cut the cost to students by 62 per cent for a maths degree and 20 per cent for science, IT and engineering […]
Expert scientific evidence should guide every element of Australia’s bushfire prevention, mitigation and recovery efforts, the nation’s peak body for science and technology has urged. In a submission to the Senate inquiry on the devastating 2019-2020 bushfire season, Science & Technology Australia says the strong embrace by Governments of science evidence to stop COVID-19 should be […]