Professionals Australia members are calling on the Federal government to stop the erosion of engineering, science and technical expertise across Australian Government employment by committing to a professional APS workforce, based on medium to long term requirements. “If we want to avoid a #CensusFail across Government the PM must invest in a plan to attract,…
Professional Scientists Australia warns it is critical that highly-qualified Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths graduates have the right mix of technical and non-technical skills as they enter the workforce. This follows the release of a Grattan Institute report yesterday revealing many of Australia’s science graduates face challenges securing permanent employment. Professional Scientists Australia CEO Chris Walton expressed…
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.
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…
As part of the 2016/17 Budget, the Commonwealth Treasurer, The Honourable Scott Morrison MP last night tabled a detailed options paper and delayed higher ed reforms until 2018.
The Government has updated the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) initiative to encourage investment in early-stage innovative companies.
On 4 April Health Minister Sussan Ley unveiled a new board to advise the government on investing proceeds from the $20 billion Medical Research Future Fund.
Chief Scientist Alan Finkel will lead an Expert Working Group that will set the direction of research infrastructure for the next decade.
The specialist working groups for the engagement and impact assessment measures to run with the 2018 Excellence for Research in Australia project have been announced.