Important dates for early 2014

Mark these down in your calendars – some important dates for the early New Year, concerning major building works at Black Mountain, Clayton and Science meets Parliament.

Public Works Committee – Clayton

The federal parliament’s Public Works Committee is conducting an inquiry into the CSIRO Clayton Property Strategy, Victoria. The estimated cost of the project is $32 million.

The committee’s Chair, Karen Andrews MP, said the committee will conduct public and in-camera hearings for the inquiry in February 2014.Submissions to the inquiry close on Friday, 24 January 2014. Full details of the public hearing will be announced soon. For more information visit the committee’s website: www.aph.gov.au/pwc

The Staff Association will be making a submission to the inquiry. Members who wish to make a contribution to the union’s submission are encouraged to email csstaff@cpsu.org.au no later than Friday 17 January 2014.

Public Works Committee – Black Mountain

The federal parliament’s Public Works Committee is conducting an inquiry into the CSIRO ACT Consolidation project at Black Mountain, Canberra. The estimated cost of the project is $195.6 million.

The committee’s Chair, Karen Andrews MP, said the committee will conduct public and in-camera hearings for the inquiry in February 2014.Submissions to the inquiry close on Friday, 24 January 2014. Full details of the public hearing will be announced soon. For more information visit the committee’s website: www.aph.gov.au/pwc

The Staff Association will be making a submission to the inquiry. Members who wish to make a contribution to the union’s submission are encouraged to email csstaff@cpsu.org.au no later than Friday 17 January 2014

Science meets Parliament 2014

Science meets Parliament will take place in Canberra, 17-18 March 2014. This annual event hosted by Science and Technology Australia.

Science meets Parliament is an annual event that takes science to the heart of government in Canberra over two days. It is designed to demonstrate the economic, political and social value of science and innovation.

Science meets Parliament also provides a stimulating professional development opportunity for delegates as they interact directly with politicians, policy makers and journalists.

The Staff Association will be sending a delegation of members to Science meets Parliament. We particularly encourage early and mid-career scientists to participate. Details on how to lodge an expression of interest will be made available early next year.

In the meantime, more information can be located on the Science and Technology Australia website.

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