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…

PA marks International Women in Engineering Day (23 June)

Professionals Australia has officially opened applications for its Women in Science and Engineering Scholarship to mark International Women in Engineering Day. Only 12% of the Engineering workforce is female, only 15% of those enrolled in Engineering courses at university are female and only 1 in 10 Engineering graduates are female. The representation of females varies…

Morrison opts for continuity in science, health and skills and education portfolios

Professionals Australia congratulates the Hon Karen Andrews MP on her reappointment as Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. Minister Andrews is a former mechanical engineer who brings her STEM experience to these critical portfolio areas and understands the crucial role that science, technology, engineering and maths play in building a strong workforce capable of meeting…

PA highlights key employment issues in AI submission

Professionals Australia has highlighted the issues of job displacement, early career development of graduates, deprofessionalisation, diversity in the IT workforce, training for managers accountable for AI systems and pressure on staffing levels that arise when AI systems are seen as a substitute for professionals in the workforce rather than a tool to be used by…

Commitment to science and R&D fundamentals missing in Budget

Commitment to science and R&D fundamentals missing in Budget Professionals Australia welcomed the infrastructure spending on roads, rail and renewables, the apprenticeships package and sham contracting and labour hire initiatives announced in last night’s Budget but remains concerned about the lack of further funding commitments to science and R&D. Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton said…