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,…
The medical research institute sector is characterised by fragmented and complex funding structures. This was highlighted in our recent Best and Brightest survey report, as well as problems associated with short-term grants for research projects, and the poor representation of women at senior levels in the sector.
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.
The review of R&D tax incentives underway, mapping of the nation’s long-term research infrastructure needs, the development of new research metrics to assess non-academic impact and industry engagement.
Read about the appointment of Dr. Larry Marshall to the CSIRO …
Venture capitalist Larry Marshall to run CSIRO
Read about the lack of top science jobs for women here:
Top science jobs for women: CSIRO gender inequality just the tip of the test tube