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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 speech at the National Press Club as part of Science Meets Parliament 2023.
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 prepared the following speech for Science Meets Parliament 2023.
Shadow Minister for Science gave the following address to Science Meets Parliament 2023.
Science & Technology Australia congratulates nine brilliant and diverse emerging STEM leaders on winning prestigious scholarships for Science Meets Parliament 2023.
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.
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.
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 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.
Meet the stellar global scientist whose perseverance gave the world mRNA technology, saving countless lives in the COVID-19 pandemic. Science & Technology Australia is delighted to announce Adjunct Professor Katalin Karikó will headline Science Meets Parliament 2023.
Australia should seize the moment to become a global battery manufacturer to power the next wave of renewable energy development, the Parliamentary Friends of Science heard last night.
A visionary “connector of commercialisation” and research rockstar Professor Sharath Sriram is Science & Technology Australia’s new President-elect.
Industry and Science Minister Ed Husic MP gave the following speech on Friday 18 November 2022 to announce the 2023 Superstars of STEM.
Australia’s new Superstars of STEM – 60 diverse brilliant scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians – will be officially announced today by the Minister for Science.
New measures to support Australia’s strategic science capabilities in the Federal Budget are a smart investment to transform our economy
The NHMRC move to greater gender equity in its leadership grants program is powerful global leadership to shift the dial on gender equity.