Right mix of skills critical for Australia’s STEM graduates

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…

Innovation and Science Australia update

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.

Pyne/Carr NPC debate highlights differences in Science and Innovation policies

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.

Member live on Sky News

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…

Innovation and science

In addition to the $1.1 billion in initiatives outlined in the Governments National Innovation and Science Agenda, the Commonwealth Treasurer, The Honourable Scott Morrison MP last night allocated $1.7 billion for funding of specific projects. The projects include: $100.5 million to Geoscience Australia over four years from 2016/17 to produce geographical modelling of mineral, petroleum…