The House Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Training is inquiring into the efficiency, effectiveness and coherency of Australian Government funding for research in the following areas: diversity, fragmentation and efficiency of investment across the Federal government; the role undertaken by institutions in managing applications for research funding; the efficiency of dual funding systems to…Details
On Budget night, the Government announced a commitment of $1.9 billion new money for research infrastructure over 12 years including $393.3 million to implement the Research Infrastructure Investment Strategy following the National Research Infrastructure Roadmap consultation (click here to read our submission). However, other than the Pawsey Supercomputing Centre in Perth which would receive an…Details
Professional Scientists Australia President Robyn Porter said the Budget overall was good news for science. “We welcome the move toward stable science funding and greater certainty on funding for research infrastructure. We have long-argued for the nation-building role of science and R&D and these commitments as well as the ongoing commitment to the MRFF plus…Details
Presidents, CEOs and other leaders of Australia’s most prominent science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) organisations including Professional Scientists Australia’s President Robyn Porter gathered in Canberra yesterday (1 May) to highlight the important role that science and technology will play in Australia’s future. Read more here.
Professional Scientists Australia today released a national study looking at the conditions and remuneration of scientists in Australia. The Professional Scientists Employment & Remuneration Report found significant concern among Australia’s scientists about de-professionalisation and cost-cutting in their industry. Click here to read the media release and download the report.