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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 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 liaison, communications […]

Superstars and Google mark a new partnership

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, […]

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International Womens Day: It’s time to #NominateHer

This International Womens Day (8 March), Science & Technology Australia is calling on every Australian to #NominateHer to celebrate inspiring, capable women across the country. A recent study published in Nature looked at the recipients of awards in biomedicine in the USA, and it found a stark gap in gender representation.  President of Science & Technology Australia, […]

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Strong and bold investment in critical Cardiovascular research

$220 million of new funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) has been invested in crucial Australian Cardiovascular research. The announcement supports a Mission for Cardiovascular Health that has been developed by the Australian Cardiovascular Alliance (ACvA), which brings together the country’s major scientific societies in the field, including institutions, RACGP, industry and partners […]

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Sexual harassment a significant issue for STEM sector

A voluntary survey of Australian STEM professionals has found that half of all female respondents had experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, and respondents who identified as LGBTQI+ were more likely to have experienced sexual harassment at work. Conducted to inform a National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces by the Australian Human Rights […]

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New bipartisan vision for Geoscience in Australia

The Australian resource sector is evolving as researchers discover new and innovative ways to explore the earth and extract materials. This work has been recognised by both the Federal Government and Opposition, who in recent announcements have separately pledged to boost the provision of data and support for exploration of ‘next generation’ hidden mineral deposits […]

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If evidence wins, the Murray Darling River System wins

The peak body for science and technology today commended two expert scientific reports investigating three mass fish kills in Menindee, NSW, and called for bipartisan support and action on their recommendations. Science & Technology Australia said both reports, collated by leading scientists, have made clear findings that multiple waterflow issues are compromising the health of […]

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New partnership to ignite positive change

The Australian gas sector has thrown its weight behind one of Australia’s most prominent gender equity programs today following the announcement of a new partnership. The Brighter program has become the newest partner of Science & Technology Australia’s Superstars of STEM program. The Brighter program is designed to improve awareness amongst Australians on the benefits of natural gas, including […]

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Sharing Australia’s success on the global STEM stage

Science & Technology Australia President Professor Emma Johnston AO and CEO Kylie Walker shared lessons and success stories of the peak body’s work in advocacy with an international audience at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) this week. Over two sessions, STA shared impacts of its 20-year-old Science […]

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Leaders in science and technology have shared their advice to their younger selves to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Among them are Presidents and CEOs of major STEM organisations and some of our very own Superstars of STEM. The advice being shared shines a light on some of the struggles faced […]

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Fulbright Future Scholarships – innovate, impact, collaborate

Australian scientists and technologists have the chance to take their work to the U.S. thanks to the Fulbright Future Scholarships, which open for applications today. Available to postgraduate students, PhD researchers, academics, postdocs, and professionals, awardees will receive funding for full tuition/visiting researcher expenses at a U.S. institution of their choice, as well as travel […]

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This climate red herring is old, and on the nose…

By Professor Emma Johnston AO, President of Science & Technology Australiaand Kylie Walker, CEO of Science & Technology Australia Professor Ian Plimer labelled the assertion that 97% of climate scientists agree humans are causing climate change as a ‘zombie statistic’ in the Australian this week – today we label his claim as a particularly pungent […]

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STA Finance Audit and Risk Committee

Science & Technology Australia is seeking nominations for the Finance Audit and Risk Committee – we are recruiting a degree qualified CPA to join as an independent member. This is an excellent opportunity to join a committee advising a national Board, led by experts spanning the scientific and technological disciplines. Network and gain governance experience […]

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Sexual Harassment Inquiry – take our survey

THIS SURVEY HAS NOW CLOSED – READ ABOUT THE FINDINGS HERE Science & Technology Australia is calling on individuals and organisations in the STEM sector to provide perspectives on the issue of workplace sexual harassment. STA encourages our member organisations to take part, to provide a broad and representative view of sexual harassment in workplaces […]

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Evidence-based conservation a focus for ESA calendar

The Ecology Society of Australia (ESA) is the peak association of ecologists in Australia, with over 1,200 members from all states and territories. The image above features in their 2019 Calendar, along with other spectacular images of Australian flora, fauna, landscapes, coasts, skies and marine environments. Each picture tells a story of the Australian environment, […]

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Calls for intelligent investment of projected surplus

The peak body for science and technology has again warned of research and development cuts, while welcoming a projected return to surplus announced by the government today. The sector is calling for intelligent investment to build a prosperous future for years to come, not just a favourable Budget outcome in 2019. The Mid Year Economic […]

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Uncertain future for R&D sector

Science & Technology Australia (STA) has echoed the concern of the university sector today, with projections warning of critically low research and development funding. With the Mid Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) due on Monday, STA CEO Ms Kylie Walker urged the government to outline a plan to significantly boost public investment in R&D. […]

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New constellation of Superstars of STEM discovered in Australia

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, has named 60 Superstars of STEM following selection of some of Australia’s most inspiring scientists, technologists and educators. The women will smash gender stereotypes by being public examples of the diverse range of people working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and being […]

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Quantum of Australia’s success high

Australia is brimming with potential according to leading experts in quantum science and technology, and the time to capitalise on this potential is now. Scientists, technologists, Parliamentarians, policy makers and senior members of the STEM sector met in Canberra for the Parliamentary Friends of Science this morning, with a focus on quantum technologies. Co-chaired by […]

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Relief as ARC funding announcements made

The announcement of Australian Research Council (ARC) funding for 2019 by Minister for Education, Dan Tehan MP, has been welcomed by the science, technology, engineering and mathematics sectors. Science & Technology Australia contacted the Minister this week to call for an end to the funding delay, which was threatening the ability for researchers to adequately […]

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Australians invited to contribute to Science & Diplomacy

Science, research and evidence are universal languages, relying on concepts that cross cultural, linguistic and geographical boundaries. Science diplomacy is a term that began to gain widespread acceptance in 2010 to acknowledge this, and it refers to the use of scientific collaboration to advance broader diplomatic and policy objectives such as addressing shared problems, building […]

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Funding Australia’s Research Inquiry makes sound recommendations

Science & Technology Australia (STA) welcomes a report published today following the Federal Inquiry into Funding Australia’s Research. Following recent delays to Australian Research Council funding, and falling investment in research and development, it is heartening for the sector to have strong and reasoned suggestions for reversing these damaging trends. Following our submission in June, […]

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Science meets Parliament meets Canada

Reaching across the globe to enhance the impact of science and technology in decision- and policy-making, Science & Technology Australia (STA) has recently supported Canadian colleagues to establish our world-leading Science meets Parliament event in Ottawa. The inaugural event was held in early November, and saw 28 scientists and technologists from across Canada travel to […]

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Superstars of STEM: Achieving our mission to shift stereotypes

In the next few decades, we expect around 60% of new jobs created will require skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). As global challenges grow in scale and complexity, it’s becoming increasingly urgent to nurture a strong, capable and creative STEM workforce that brings diverse perspectives to problem-solving, knowledge building and solution-seeking. But […]

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New Executive Committee members elected at AGM

Today, STA has elected a range of new leaders to join our Executive Committee. Newly appointed President-Elect, Dr Jeremy Brownlie, says he is honoured to have been elected to lead Science & Technology Australia and the 70,000+ scientists and technologists that the organisation represents. “It’s important that the science, technology, engineering and mathematics sectors have […]

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Delays to ARC now worst on record

The research sector is experiencing the longest delay to Australian Research Council (ARC) funding announcements in history [1]. Leaders of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics sector – representing tens of thousands of STEM professionals from across Australia – are meeting in Melbourne today, and have collectively called for urgent action from government to address […]

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The APS Congress – setting an event apart

With the growth of the STEM sector and a mounting appetite for professional development amongst the STEM workforce, it’s important to find new and creative ways to set your offerings apart from the rest. The Australian Psychological Society (APS) did just that by expanding their annual Congress, providing new and creative ways to spark conversations […]