Science & Technology Australia

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Science & Technology Australia[1] is an organisation representing the interests of about 68,000 Australian scientists and technologists, and promoting their views on a wide range of policy issues to the Australian Government, Australian industry, and the Australian community.

Science & Technology Australia (STA) is Australia’s peak body in science and technology and represents about 70,000 Australian scientists and technologists working across all scientific disciplines. STA is a regular contributor to debate on public policy, with a mission to bring together scientists, governments, industry and the broader community to advance the role, reputation and impact of science and technology across the nation.

The organisation was formerly known as the Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies (FASTS) until June 2011. The Federation was formed in late 1985, as a reaction to the 1984 Australian Federal Budget, which made substantial cuts to funding for science; its formation followed the statements of the then Minister for Science, (Barry Jones), that the Australian S&T community did not provide him with sufficient support in his dealings with cabinet.

The organisation is best known for Science meets Parliament and Science meets Business, which are events STA holds each year.

STA's current President is Professor Emma Johnston AO and CEO is Kylie Walker.

STA member societies[edit]

Science & Technology Australia members are societies and organisations that represent the professional interests of scientists and technologists across Australia.

Members are split into different clusters - Aquatic sciences, Biological sciences, Chemical sciences, General science and technology, Geographical and Geological sciences, Mathematical sciences, Medical and Cognitive sciences, Physical sciences, Plant and Ecological sciences, and Technological sciences. [1]

Members, as of January 2018, include:


  1. ^ member societies,

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