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A tax incentive to accelerate diversity in Australia’s workforce

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.

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Australians urge business to back science

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.

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Round 2 of the National Industry PhD Program

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.

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Australia must not miss our ChatGPT moment

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.


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.

Scholarships now open SMP 2023

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.

National Industry PhD Program partners STA, Campus Plus, Cruxes Innovation

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.