APESMA welcomes $100 million investment in synchrotron

APESMA has welcomed new investment in the Australian Synchrotron as a smart step toward building Australia’s scientific capacity and knowledge economy. As the association that represents scientists and engineers at the synchrotron, APESMA has been calling for government investment to save the facility for the past year. APESMA CEO Chris Walton said, a thriving synchrotron…

APESMA CEO signs UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

In support of gender equality, APESMA CEO Chris Walton has joined community and business leaders around the world and become a signatory to the United Nations’ Women’s Empowerment Principles. The UN's Women's Empowerment Principles offer guidance on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community. APESMA CEO Chris Walton said that in supporting…

Climate Bills Released

The Commonwealth Government has released its draft legislation for its climate change package for public consultation. APESMA urges its members to consider the four main draft bills carefully and provide any feedback before 22 August.There will be one further bill detailing the Government’s previously announced household assistance measures which is currently being drafted. Obviously this…

Storm Clouds over Bureau of Meteorology

As we all contend with winter chills, spare a thought for staff at the Bureau of Meteorology where conditions have become even cooler. Last week, a resounding 83% of staff voted “no” to an enterprise agreement that offered a less than cost of living pay rise and cuts to flex time. The issues management need…

International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists

APESMA National Secretary Robyn Porter and Branch Director Sue Fenwick recently attended the 15th International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists. The conference of Women Engineers and Scientists., Leadership, Innovation, Sustainability took place in Adelaide 19-22 July. The organising committee set out to explore outstanding practices and initiatives to attract, develop and retain women to…

Improving recognition for Environmental Professionals

The Network of Environmental Professionals South Australia (NEPSA) met last week to introduce itself to professionals in environmental fields and explain its goals. APESMA supports and will be involved in helping NEPSA's mission. The evening saw environmental professionals from multiple departments around South Australia come together to meet and discuss how NEPSA will work to…