STA partners with Ribit

Science & Technology Australia is proud to partner with Ribit, a new digital portal connecting tertiary educated graduates with tech, marketing and research roles and employers. In Australia, there are more than 1 million tertiary students with skills in digital, STEM, research and business. Ribit works as a digital matchmaker bringing together this early career […]

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Separation of Science and the State

There’s been a concerted effort over the last few months to point out that science isn’t perfect. The National Party’s Federal Council has just endorsed a motion to establish a watchdog, a national scientific quality assurance agency –  a push led by federal MP George Christensen. Nationals Senator Matt Canavan previously backed the call by […]


STEM leaders urged to join STA Executive

Science & Technology Australia is searching for STEM leaders to join the STA Executive committee. The following positions are open for nomination: Vice-President (2-year appointment) Treasurer (2-year appointment) Early Career Representative (2-year appointment) Ordinary Member (1-year term) The successful candidates will join our current ongoing STA Executive Committee members, who include Jeremy Brownlie (President-Elect), Darren Saunders […]

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STA CEO named an AFR Woman of Influence

Kylie Walker, CEO of Science & Technology Australia (STA), has been named one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence. Recognised for her work to create better visibility for under-represented groups throughout the community, and lead improved equity, diversity and inclusion in the STEM sector, Ms Walker said she was humbled to be named among […]

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Science meets Parliament scholarships awarded

Science & Technology Australia (STA) has awarded six scholarships to attend this year’s Science meets Parliament event, adding to the rich diversity of STEM professionals connecting with Parliamentarians in Canberra this November. The following scholarships have been awarded: Regional STEM Scholarship Dr Razia Shaik, Research Officer, Charles Sturt University – Women in STEMM Australia Dr […]

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Membership Committee: call for applicants

Science & Technology Australia is seeking three candidates to join our established Membership Committee, which is comprised of 5 members. The purpose of the committee is to advise on the strategic direction of membership, which includes but is not exclusive to membership structure, opportunities and strategic initiatives. This Committee is a permanent Committee of the […]

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Building better diversity and inclusion in STEM

Science & Technology Australia is supporting representative societies and associations, alongside employers and research institutes, with practical new resources to lead improvements to equity, diversity and inclusion within the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector. Science & Technology Australia (STA) has begun rolling out templated policies, codes and other resources for member organisations to […]

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STA becomes Decadal Plan Champion

STA joins ANSTO, Raytheon Australia, and the University of Sydney as the inaugural Champions of the Women in STEM Decadal Plan. The Decadal Plan provides a framework to guide the actions of government, industry, academia and the education sector over the next ten years, to achieve gender equity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). […]

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Shape the future, join the STA Board

Science & Technology Australia is seeking nominations for a number of positions on the STA 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. Science & Technology Australia is an inclusive organisation. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people […]

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2018/19 a big year for Science & Technology Australia

We’ve summarised our achievements in 2018/19 in an infographic below to capture some of the highlights as we’ve worked with our members to advocate for a thriving science and technology sector. We’re proud to support more than 80 member organisations to flourish; to share achievements in Australian STEM with a growing audience; to connect more […]

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STA recruiting new Communications Manager

*APPLICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION HAVE CLOSED* Science & Technology Australia is the leading voice for Australia’s STEM sector, representing 82 member organisations and, through them, more than 77,000 STEM professionals. Join a small team working flexibly and with passion to grow the impact of this dynamic, ambitious and modern organisation with a deep commitment to […]

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STA appoints new Policy Committee members

Science & Technology Australia welcomes four new members and a special advisor to its STEM Sector Policy Committee. The newly elected members include Professor Adrian Barnett (Statistical Society of Australia), Dr Andrew Black (Stem Cells Australia), Dr Bek Christensen (Ecological Society of Australia), and Dr Kathleen Beyer (ARC Centre for Climate Extremes/Department of Planning, Industry […]

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Come and work for STA as the new Head of Partnerships

APPLICATIONS FOR THIS ROLE HAVE NOW CLOSED Head of Partnerships Reporting to the CEO, the highly motivated and experienced Head of Partnerships leads the development, implementation and growth of Science & Technology Australia’s partnerships strategy. Science & Technology Australia is the nation’s leading voice for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. With a mission to connect […]

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Annual survey of scientists and technologists now open

Each year STA and Professionals Australia seek responses from scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians to gauge the health of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) sector, from the perspective of those who work in it. With the launch of this year’s annual employment survey, we are looking to collect important information on the conditions, fairness, equity and […]

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New science and technology leadership in opposition

Australia’s science and technology peak body has welcomed the new shadow ministry announced by Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese over the weekend. President of Science & Technology Australia, Professor Emma Johnston AO, said the sector looked forward to working with Shadow Ministers across multiple portfolios relevant to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). “We welcome the […]

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STEM Sector Policy Committee calls for applicants

*** APPLICATIONS FOR THIS COMMITTEE HAVE CLOSED *** Science & Technology Australia is seeking candidates to join our STEM Sector Policy Committee, to support the organisation’s policy and advocacy strategy and work. Terms are for two years, and members are required to participate in monthly Committee meetings and contribute to the formation of policy and […]

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STEM sector welcomes reappointment of experienced Ministry

Science & Technology Australia (STA) has welcomed the reappointment of key Ministers to the Federal Cabinet following the federal election. In particular, the return of the Hon Karen Andrews MP as Minister for Industry, Science and Technology; the Hon Dan Tehan MP as Minister for Education; the Hon Greg Hunt MP as Minister for Health; […]


Gratitude for Senator following departure from shadow ministry

As Senator the Hon Kim Carr today announced his decision not to renominate as Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Science & Technology Australia thanked him for his years of service to the solutions sector. Serving as both Minister and Shadow Minister for science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the Labor team for […]

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Australia’s STEM sector looks to the opportunities ahead

Science & Technology Australia (STA) extends its congratulations to the coalition on its re-election yesterday. We look forward to continuing to work with Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his government to ensure a strong, stable and thriving STEM sector. The STEM sector was pleased that during the campaign the coalition acknowledged the importance of science […]

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New report exposes economic and social value of STEM organisations

The significant contributions of science and technology representative organisations have been reaffirmed by a report released today. Commissioned by Science & Technology Australia (STA) and conducted by research firm Rapid Context, the inaugural STEM Associations and Societies Review found STEM organisations are making significant contributions to Australia’s social and economic prosperity. This is achieved through […]

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Election 2019: Parties use science to set themselves apart

The major parties have laid out their science and technology platform for Australian voters, with clear differences in their approach and vision for empowering the solutions sector. Responding to a survey from peak body Science & Technology Australia (STA), the Coalition, the Labor Party and the Greens have all given clear answers to issues of […]

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Australian leaders contribute their spark to Superstars of STEM

Science & Technology Australia (STA) is proud to announce 60 senior women leaders from a range of industries, sectors and backgrounds will join its Superstars of STEM program as mentors. STA’s Superstars of STEM program seeks to change the stereotype of ‘scientist’ by supporting women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with the skills, […]

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STEM Ambassador provides catalyst for local science community

Designed to foster collaboration and connections between Australian STEM professionals and Federal Parliamentarians, the STEM Ambassador program has already catalysed some meaningful action. For example, the science and technology community in Melbourne’s electorate of Wills are mobilising to help inform policymaking in Canberra. Candice Raeburn is the STEM Ambassador in Wills, and she has been […]

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Scholarships: Science meets Parliament 2019

*APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED* Science & Technology Australia is offering six scholarships to the 20th anniversary Science meets Parliament this year, to be held in Canberra on 26-27 November 2019. Science meets Parliament brings around 200 Australian scientists and technologists to Canberra for professional development, networking, and to meet face-to-face with MPs and Senators. It […]

2019-20 Budget Reply

Skills and climate science a focus for Budget Reply

Measures to support the future science- and technology-skilled workforce and a commitment to action on climate change were welcome highlights of the Opposition’s Budget Reply speech, but Science & Technology Australia lamented the lack of detail on investment in the nation’s knowledge economy. “Labor’s commitment to support access to universities by removing caps on undergraduate places would […]

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2019/20 Federal Budget Analysis

Want to know what’s in store for science and technology after this week’s 2019/20 Federal Budget announcements? Here’s the break-down for science and technology. General funding for science and technology (click to expand) The 2019-20 Federal Budget has seen the first projected surplus in 12 years, with a predicted $7.1 billion surplus at the end […]

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Back in the black, but vision for science veers off track

The national peak body for scientists has warned that the 2019/2020 Budget has missed the opportunity to invest in solution-making scientific and technological research and Australia’s world-class institutions and agencies that make it possible. President of Science & Technology Australia, Professor Emma Johnston AO, said the Federal Budget was a mixed result for Australia’s science […]

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Australia continues to lead in STEM gender equity

Science & Technology Australia (STA) welcomes the announcement of further investment in gender equity programs in STEM by Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews MP. Of the $3.4 million announced, $1.8 million will go towards supporting the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program, and $1.5 million will be invested in a digital […]

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PhD intern assists in crop-saving research for farmers

APR.Intern is Australia’s only all sector—all discipline PhD internship program, transforming Australian businesses through university research collaborations. Read about Jessi’s story to learn how an internship could help you. Fruit flies are a major agricultural pest, inflicting almost $300 million a year in lost produce across Australia. To investigate one of the most threatening species, […]

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Australian decision-makers urged to solve it with science

Collectively representing more than 70,000 Australian scientists and technologists through our membership and staff, we call for science to be a priority platform for the major parties’ campaigns in the next federal election. Science and technology will shape our future and help us solve some of the greatest challenges we face. It will underpin the […]

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Science stories have the right elements

Superstars trashing hotel rooms are not confined to modern rock bands – scientists have been there and done that. Davy and Faraday set up a lab in their Parisian hotel room and proceeded to conduct experiments, several resulting in explosions and clouds of noxious gases. 2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table and […]

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Have you accessed STA member benefits yet?

As a member or staff of one Science & Technology Australia’s member organisations, did you know you can access a range of member benefits, discounts and offers, such as: COMMUNICATIONS SUPPORT  Through partners like communications firm Scientell and animation studio Redboat, STA offers discounted support for reaching wider audiences. Scientell help with content creation, media […]

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Google announces Superstars of STEM partnership

Google has strengthened its support for women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, becoming Technology Partner for the acclaimed Superstars of STEM program. The program, run by Science & Technology Australia (STA), aims to smash gender assumptions and empower leading female scientists, technologists, researchers and educators to become well-known public role models. CEO of STA, […]