An alliance of 160 health and medical research organisations has warned that without a multi-party commitment, the ground-breaking Medical Research Future Fund risks being dead on arrival.
Two initiatives to make investing in Australian innovation startups more attractive passed the Senate in May 2016 and will be operative for the 2016/17 financial years.
Professional Scientists Australia President Robyn Porter has welcomed the appointment of new Science & Technology Australia CEO Kylie Walker as its chief executive officer. Ms. Walker takes up her position with STA today.
Minister for Innovation, Science and industry, Christopher Pyne, and Senator Kim Carr, Labor’s Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science, Industry, Research and Higher Education met on 20 June to debate science and innovation policy at the National Press Club. The debate coincided with the release of Labor’s Science and Innovation policy statement on 18 June.
Liisa Mills is a Victorian-based mature-age student approaching the end of her Masters in Information Technology through Swinburne University of Technology. A member of the Association since February this year, Liisa intends to put the $500 towards a Business Analysis Fundamentals course in order to gain some hands-on business-ready skills that will enhance her employment…
Cin Muan Khant is a Victorian-based student in the final year of a Bachelor of Computer and Network Engineering degree at RMIT University. A member of the Association since 2013, Cin intends to put the $500 towards CCNA certification to enhance his employment prospects and upgrade his existing technical skills. On the value of the…
Professional Scientists Australia has made a submission to the MRFF consultation for the development of the Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy.
Read the submission here.
Professional Scientists Australia has highlighted the need for Innovation and Science Australia to include workforce development in its proposed 10-15 year plan.
Professional Scientists Australia has highlighted the importance of full capitalisation of the MRFF, the current issues around indirect costs and access to ARC funding in its pre-budget submission.
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…