Independent scientific inquiry critical to informed decision-making

As part of the National Research and Innovation Alliance, Professionals Australia has asserted the fundamental importance of research principles including peer review to ensuring informed and impartial policymaking. The Alliance notes that attempts to bypass peer review allow unqualified individuals and organisations to compare their often ad hoc views with findings derived from well-controlled analyses…

Academy of Science launches Women in STEM database

The Australian Academy of Science has launched a new resource for gender equity toolkits – STEM Women – an online directory of women in Australia working in STEM. Developed in partnership with CSIRO, Science & Technology Australia and the Australian Science Media Centre with financial support from the Australian Government, STEM Women aims to promote…

Australian Space Agency

The Australian Space Agency is one year old and in its first year has produced a civil space strategy, updated space legislation, statements of strategic intent and MOUs with French, Canadian, UK and United Arab Emirates space agencies. The Agency is also developing the International Space Investment initiative and the Space Infrastructure Fund. It recently…

Science Informer

Over 70% of Professional Scientists Australia members work in the fields of the Life sciences, the Chemical sciences and the Earth and physical sciences (including Environmental science, Agriculture and forestry science, Geology/geosciences, Surveying, Physics and Materials/metallurgy). This Informer draws together information about the various disciplines from a range of sources to help you get a…