Member Advantage: Exchange with OFX

International payments made safe and simple with your Member Advantage benefits program. New year – new savings! Through your benefits program, experience better-than-bank rates when you open an OFX account. Use it to pay for holidays, international invoices, overseas loan payments, and more*. You’ll enjoy $0 transaction fees on every transaction over AUD250, better than…

Industry Innovation and Science Women’s Advisory Roundtable meets for second time

The Roundtable was established in 2017 to promote women’s participation in entrepreneurship and innovation and to provide advice to government on relevant policies and programs to advance the role of women across Australian business, industry, innovation and science. The Roundtable met first in March 2018, and then for a second time in November 2018. The…

Mixed news for Medical Research funding

The good news from Monday’s MYEFO statement is that there were no changes announced to the capitalisation of the MRFF, funding of the NHMRC or funding of the ARC, meaning the MRFF is on track to be fully capitalised by 2020-21. The bad news is that the Coalition announced cuts of $328.5 million to research…

Scientists working long hours

The 2018 Professional Scientists Employment & Remuneration Survey Report found significant concern among Australia’s scientists about resourcing and hours of work. Fewer resources is leading to over-work with survey respondents averaging 45.3 hours per week including 7.1 hours of overtime. Only 5.9 per cent received monetary payment in recognition of their additional hours, a significant…