Member live on Sky News

Last night Professionals Australia member Gavin Scarman attended the candidates forum in the South Australian seat of Hindmarsh. Gavin is an experienced Defence professional and lives in Hindmarsh, and like many of our members he wanted to know what politicians (and aspiring politicians) have to say about the critical losses the Defence science and engineering workforce are experiencing as a…

BEST AND BRIGHTEST: Advancing Medical Research

Thursday 28 April 2016 About the report: The Best and Brightest – Advancing Medical Research Survey Report 2016 reviews the workplace experiences of researchers in the Medical Research Institute (MRI) sector. The Professional Scientists Australia report examines the workplace experiences of medical researchers, and looks at issues facing the workforce and sector. The report shows…

Government risks medical research brain drain

A new report by Professionals Australia shows that Australia risks losing the best and the brightest scientists from Medical Research Institutes (MRIs) due to funding uncertainty and inefficiency. The Best and Brightest: Advancing Medical Research report showed that just 21 per cent of the medical research sector workforce are permanent full-time employees and more than…

Innovation and science

In addition to the $1.1 billion in initiatives outlined in the Governments National Innovation and Science Agenda, the Commonwealth Treasurer, The Honourable Scott Morrison MP last night allocated $1.7 billion for funding of specific projects. The projects include: $100.5 million to Geoscience Australia over four years from 2016/17 to produce geographical modelling of mineral, petroleum…