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A tax incentive to accelerate diversity in Australia’s workforce

In its submission to the Government’s Pathway to Diversity in STEM Draft Recommendations, Science & Technology Australia has urged bold thinking to tackle a lack of diversity in Australia’s workplaces. A new tax incentive to drive diversity in Australia’s largest companies could powerfully shift the dial on equality in the country’s workforce – including its pivotal STEM sector.

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Australians urge business to back science

Nine in ten Australians want more people and businesses to stand up for and defend science – and think scientists are crucial to solving Australia’s biggest future challenges, the latest 3M State of Science Index finds – released to launch National Science Week 2023.

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Round 2 of the National Industry PhD Program

It’s time for Round 2 of the National Industry PhD Program! Applications are open now and close on 4 August 2023. This exciting program will foster new pathways to connect the worlds of academia and industry, opening the door to an array of new career opportunities for PhD candidates.

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Australia must not miss our ChatGPT moment

Australian legislators must grapple swiftly with the implications of the recent explosion in generative AI tools like ChatGPT – or miss an historic moment to shape these transformative technologies, secure our sovereign capability and leverage huge economic opportunities.


Bumper boost to R&D should power Accord

The Universities Accord should make “a once-in-a-generation investment in Australia itself” – dramatically ramping up our national investment in R&D and training a larger STEM-skilled workforce to generate new sources of economic wealth in the pivotal decade ahead.

Scholarships now open SMP 2023

SMP 2023 scholarships: open now

For Science Meets Parliament 2023, nine scholarship recipients will be able to access a full program of career-defining professional development training at no cost. Science Meets Parliament is Australia’s most significant event for deep engagement between the science and technology community and policymakers.