Scientists’ Division Committee meets to develop 2016 program

Over the weekend of 31 October/1 November, the Scientists’ Division Committee met in Melbourne to formulate the Division’s program for 2016. Each year the Committee meets around five times by phone hookup and once at its face-to-face planning meeting. The Committee reviewed the Division’s activities in 2014/15 which included: advocacy work on science funding in…

Low morale for public sector Scientists a major concern

The morale of the Science workforce has been significantly impacted following funding cuts to Federal Government agencies announced in last year’s Budget alongside low pay offers and loss of working conditions. Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton says the recently released Still the Clever Country? report showed that morale in the science workforce had declined as…

Professionals Australia welcomes Government’s Innovation Agenda

Professionals Australia has welcomed the Abbott Government’s Competitiveness Agenda but maintains the need for greater investment in science and the adoption of a national science strategy. Wednesday, 15 October 2014 Professionals Australia has welcomed the Government’s push to forge links between science and industry; invest in STEM education and establish a new Science Council, as…