Science challenge for girls

The team at Robogals is again running their excellent Science Challenge with prizes available for girls in age groups between 5 to 18 years of age. The challenge encourages parents and guardians to conduct a science experiment or project, capture it on video and become eligible for prizes including a trip to Melbourne. All participants…

Pay inequity needs fixing

The gender pay gap in male-oriented sectors such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics needs to be addressed to increase female participation from 10% and overcome the skills shortage. Marking National Equal Pay Day, Chris Walton CEO of APESMA said fixing pay inequity was an important way to encourage more young women into engineering and…

Women in male dominated occupations conference

National Women in Male Dominated Occupations and Industries (WIMDOI) 2012 Conference. Latest WIMDOI News – 2012 program announced Read the 2012 Program Download the Registration Forum – The 2012 Conference program will: – Focus on skills development for women activists in male dominated industries and occupations including workplace organising and campaigning; – Implement the framework…

As hospital budgets stretch, cracks appear

As demands on our health system grow quickly, health budgets will struggle to keep up, says APESMA CEO Chris Walton in The Adelaide Advertiser. RECENT Cancer Australia statistics show that by the age of 85, one in every two men and one in every three women will have been diagnosed with cancer, underlining its prevalence…