Professionals Australia thanks you for the opportunity to provide feedback on this review of how the NHMRC could best structure its grant program to distribute research funds from the Medical Research Endowment Account (MREA) to optimise the public investment in health and medical research.
Professionals Australia thanks you for the opportunity to provide a submission in response to the National Research Infrastructure Capability Issues Paper that will inform the development of a roadmap to guide future investment in national research infrastructure.
ISA is consulting with science and research, business, education and skills organisations to inform their audit of the performance of the Australian innovation, science and research system. As well as the skills roundtable, further roundtables will be held on investment, capability and infrastructure, and research and collaboration.
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.
Commonwealth Treasurer, the Honourable Scott Morrison MP confirmed its commitment to the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) with the Fund on track to reach $20 billion by 2020/21 – one year later than estimated in last year’s Budget.
NMMRC funding was maintained in the Budget
As part of the Research Alliance, Professional Scientists Australia has written an open letter to the PM to highlight the damage being caused by the continuing uncertainty over operational funding for NCRIS.
In July 2015, the then Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP appointed Dr Ian Watt to conduct a review of research policy and funding arrangements.
Scientists at Melbourne’s Synchrotron research facility are striking on Tuesday to defend their wages and entitlements, despite new Minister for Science Christopher Pyne touting the importance of innovation for economic growth. “Professionals Australia members will take the unusual step of protesting outside the Synchrotron facility on Tuesday morning,” said Professionals Australia Victorian Director, Sharelle Herrington. “We…
A combination of cuts and some lifelines have meant a mixed budget for science this time around. Welcome to this Science bulletin which outlines some of the measures announced in last night’s Federal Budget.