Science meets Parliament is an annual event – hosted by Science and Technology Australia – that seeks to close the gap between the Australian science community and Parliament. Across the two days there’s a full book of interesting events and inspiring speeches from people in science, industry and government.
On the first day there was a variety of voices speaking on the need to tailor and refine political messaging. A mix of journalists, political lobbyists, outreach professionals and scientists shared their viewpoints. An afternoon session of workshops focused on making pitches and successful parliamentary visits.
CSIRO’s Executive Team is set for a major overhaul, with the imminent departure of Deputy Chief Executive Craig Roy leading to a restructure with changes to key positions.
In announcing the changes, CSIRO Chief Executive Larry Marshall said the new look Executive Team (ET) would “more directly connect to our people and our science by including some roles that were previously on the CSIRO Leadership Team,” promising that the moves would allow the organisation “to focus on our people, science, and customers.”
The Federal Government has updated bargaining rules for the public sector and the good news is… well there isn’t any.
Despite the controversial policy’s role in breaking bargaining processes across the country and stagnating wages – including at CSIRO – the Turnbull Government has doubled down on its regressive approach.