Professionals Australia launches Gender bias in STEM series

Professionals Australia today launched its Gender Bias series to mark Equal Pay Day. CEO Chris Walton said the national gender pay gap is an indicator of the relative position of women in the workforce reflecting a number of complex factors that operate to disadvantage women including earnings differences arising from the under-representation of women in…

Science Upskill scholarship announced to mark Science Week

Professional Scientists Australia has announced the awarding of the 2016 Science Upskill scholarship to two highly-deserving recipients to coincide with Science Week. The first scholarship has been awarded to Dr Eustathios Petinakis, a Victorian-based Professional Engineer with a PhD in the area of polymer composites who has been a member of Professionals Australia since 2015.…

National Research Infrastructure Capability – Issues Paper

CONSULTATIONS OPEN FOR RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE PRIORITIES MEDIA RELEASE 20 July 2016 Australia’s Chief Scientist, Dr Alan Finkel, today opened consultations on Australia’s future research infrastructure priorities with the release of the National Research Infrastructure Capability Issues Paper. The Issues Paper identifies key areas of research infrastructure capability needed to keep Australian researchers at the forefront…

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…