Professional Scientists Australia makes submission to Research Funding Inquiry

The House Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Training is inquiring into the efficiency, effectiveness and coherency of Australian Government funding for research in the following areas: diversity, fragmentation and efficiency of investment across the Federal government; the role undertaken by institutions in managing applications for research funding; the efficiency of dual funding systems to…

More detail on research infrastructure spending announced by Birmingham

On Budget night, the Government announced a commitment of $1.9 billion new money for research infrastructure over 12 years including $393.3 million to implement the Research Infrastructure Investment Strategy following the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap consultation (click here to read our submission). However, other than the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth which would receive an…

The science brain drain that is hurting Australia

Professional Scientists Australia today released a national study looking at the conditions and remuneration of scientists in Australia. The Professional Scientists Employment & Remuneration Report found significant concern among Australia’s scientists about de-professionalisation and cost-cutting in their industry. Click here to read the media release and download the report.