In conjunction with AAMRI, Professional Scientists Australia has successfully argued that Award coverage of medical researchers in the MRI sector more appropriately sits with the Professional Employees Award than the Higher Education Academic Staff Award because of the scientific basis of the research MRI researchers conduct, and the fact that MRIs have a range of…Details
Professionals Australia CEO Chris Walton today welcomed the release of Innovation and Science Australia’s Australia 2030: Prosperity Through Innovation plan but cautioned that recent funding cuts to universities could impede the successful implementation of the Plan. Read the media release in full here.
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Professional Scientists Australia ensures the skills and expertise of scientists and STEM workforce issues are front-row-centre in all our activities. This imperative remains urgent as we wind up 2017 and look toward the challenges of 2018. Professional Scientists Australia’s participation in the Research and Innovation Alliance, our affiliation with Science & Technology Australia and our…Details
The Scientists Division recently held its annual planning meeting in Melbourne to review its performance over the last 12 months and develop a program and budget for the coming year. Division President Robyn Porter said the face-to-face meeting was important in that the group planned for how they could set strong foundations for delivering optimal…Details
Many of you would have seen the Federal Government’s release of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG), which was put forward by the newly formed Energy Security Board. The Board’s advice and an Overview of the NEG are available here. The NEG is made up of two parts: A reliability guaranteeset to deliver the right level…Details
MEDIA RELEASE | MONDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER 2017 Professionals Australia today welcomed the appointment of Peter Malinauskas as South Australia’s Minister for Health. SA Director of Professionals Australia Sarah Andrews said she looked forward to working with Minister Malinauskas on a range of issues for the health workforce. “We’re particularly keen to assist in implementing the…Details
MEDIA RELEASE | WEDNESDAY, 12 JULY 2017 Medical physicists at SA Health have today questioned the legality of privatising radiology services at the Royal Adelaide Hospital under the state’s radiation laws. The workers, who have taken indefinite industrial action in response to the shock privatisation move, say there is no way a private company could…Details
Government changes to 457 visas earlier this year, in particular, the removal of researcher occupations from the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List, created major concern in the scientific and research community for their potential to impact the recruitment of international research specialists. In May of this year, Professionals Australia joined with other key peak…Details