Science meets Parliament 2016

The 2016 Science meets Parliament was held on 1 and 2 March. Speakers included Australian Research Council CEO Professor Aiden Byrne, the Hon Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Science, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science Sue Weston, Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Industry Senator Kim Carr and…

2016 round of NHMRC grants lifts success rate above 20%

24.4% of applications for competitive grants from the 2016 NHMRC grant application round overall, and 23.1% of applications from women and 25.5% of applications from males were approved in the 2016 round. The improvement in gender balance was predominantly in early career fellowships with approval rates of 22.6 and 26.4% for females and males respectively,…

Professionals Australia launches Gender bias in STEM series

Professionals Australia today launched its Gender Bias series to mark Equal Pay Day. CEO Chris Walton said the national gender pay gap is an indicator of the relative position of women in the workforce reflecting a number of complex factors that operate to disadvantage women including earnings differences arising from the under-representation of women in…