Government must dump illegal health privatisation plan

MEDIA RELEASE | MONDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER 2017 Professionals Australia today welcomed the appointment of Peter Malinauskas as South Australia’s Minister for Health. SA Director of Professionals Australia Sarah Andrews said she looked forward to working with Minister Malinauskas on a range of issues for the health workforce. “We’re particularly keen to assist in implementing the…

Inquiry into Gender Segregation reports back – not with a bang but a whimper

The Finance and Public Administration References Committee has released its report on gender segregation in the workplace and its impact on women’s economic equality. With 7 of the report’s 9 recommendations rejected by Government senators, the recommendations and the Inquiry are likely to slide into oblivion with minimal support for new policy initiatives to help…

Roberts lowers the tone

In Senate Estimates yesterday, One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts raised the hoax article The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct published in a peer-reviewed journal to discredit scientific method and the peer review process. CSIRO Chief Larry Marshall, Chief Scientist Alan Finkel and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Arthur Sinodinos noted the seriousness of…

NHMRC funding model review outcomes

Professionals Australia represents a range of science and research professionals in Australia’s private sector including many in the independent Medical Research Institute sector. We have a strong and active member and supporter base that provides a critical contribution to health and medical research from research, through to development, commercialisation and clinical delivery. Our members have…