Medical scientists

From early 2014, South Australian medical scientists have been coming together and joining the Medical Science Matters campaign working to achieve better recognition, respect and reward for medical science professionals. Medical scientists are facing numerous challenges in the current environment. Scientific researchers open doors to treatment for previously untreatable conditions, while pathology scientists and clinical…

Defence

Cuts to Defence science and engineering undermine national security Professionals Australia has written to the Prime Minister urging him to step in and halt the cuts to science and technology in Defence. Budget forward estimates forecast 2400 Defence civilian job losses despite an increase in the Defence budget and the criticality of engineering and science…

Synchrotron

While there have been recent cuts to science funding across the board in Australia, the Australian Synchrotron has not been immediately affected as it is currently in the middle of its 4 year fixed funding package. However it could be argued that the facility had already suffered through funding cuts 2 years ago, as the…

ARPANSA

Following the release of the Australian Government Public Sector Workplace Bargaining Policy, Professional Australia members at ARPANSA are in the process of finalising their log of claims. Management tabled its agenda at the first bargaining meeting of the Agreement Making Committee (AMC) on 19 June. One of the major concerns is with the new work…

ANSTO

Plans are underway to use the negotiations for the next Enterprise Agreement at ANSTO as leverage for an organising campaign to grow our membership on site. The current Agreement nominally expires on 31 December 2014 and bargaining was due to start eight months prior to this. However, no meetings are currently scheduled. Enquiries of ANSTO…