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
The Finance and Public Administration References Committee has released its report on gender segregation in the workplace and its impact on women’s economic equality. With 7 of the report’s 9 recommendations rejected by Government senators, the recommendations and the Inquiry are likely to slide into oblivion with minimal support for new policy initiatives to help…Details
In Senate Estimates yesterday, One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts raised the hoax article The Conceptual Penis as a Social Construct published in a peer-reviewed journal to discredit scientific method and the peer review process. CSIRO Chief Larry Marshall, Chief Scientist Alan Finkel and Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science Arthur Sinodinos noted the seriousness of…Details
Professionals Australia represents a range of science and research professionals in Australia’s private sector including many in the independent Medical Research Institute sector. We have a strong and active member and supporter base that provides a critical contribution to health and medical research from research, through to development, commercialisation and clinical delivery. Our members have…Details
On Thursday 25 May 2017, the Minister for Health and Sport and the NHMRC CEO will announce changes to NHMRC’s grant program. A live stream will be available for the public to view.