[ASA] Fwd: STA Member Update | 27 August 2021

John Lattanzio john.lattanzio at monash.edu
Fri Aug 27 16:13:21 AEST 2021

Dear colleagues
  here is the latest news from STA. They have been active on the
ARC-preprint issue. Informally it looks like changes are afoot. We will of
course let you know more when we get definitive information.

  Have a good weekend!

John L

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From: Misha Schubert <ceo at sta.org.au>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2021 at 15:57
Subject: STA Member Update | 27 August 2021
To: john.lattanzio at monash.edu <john.lattanzio at monash.edu>

*The STA Member Update is sent to the leadership of member organisations.
You can forward to your executive and membership.*

Dear John,

Our deepest thanks to all of you who have engaged over the past week on the
ARC pre-prints matter. We have had a lot of conversations - and we are
especially grateful for your generosity in sharing key insights across the
disciplines as we’ve worked on your behalf. It has been terrific to see our
STA member professional societies respond to this issue with deep thought
and care - with the important message of support to our early career
researcher community. We’ll continue to do our part of this work in the
days ahead.

As we head into a federal election year, STA will convene the leadership of
our member organisations at our annual President and CEO Forum. We hope you
can join us for this key STEM sector leadership conversation on our shared
priorities and STA’s further growth and development. Registration is
Please join us via Zoom on Monday October 11 at 1pm AEDT.

We are thrilled to welcome powerhouse STEM innovator Western Sydney
University <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/PmIVC3QNPBipwPpZguqrzkk?domain=westernsydney.edu.au> and two of its world-leading
STEM institutes - the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development
<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/0_MBC4QOPEiBynBr2iBrmh6?domain=westernsydney.edu.au> and the Hawkesbury Institute for
the Environment <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/M_ZDC5QPXJiZozZAPU2byb1?domain=westernsydney.edu.au> into the STA
community this week. We’re inspired by the brilliant work you are doing -
and by their impressive STEM talent led by PVC-STEM and MARCS Institute
Director Professor Kate Stevens and HIE Director Professor Ian Anderson. A
warm welcome to you all.

In the first week of October, STA will farewell Peter Derbyshire after
three fabulous years when he heads to his next role as Director of Policy
at ATSE. We will miss him greatly. I know you have deeply appreciated
Peter’s skilled work on policy issues in his tenure here, his grasp of
policy and the political landscape, support and excellent humour. We thank
him for it all!

STA has begun our search for our next Director of Policy & Engagement
<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/GNmpC6XQ4LfrEgrX6ixOJg-?domain=scienceandtechnologyaustralia.org.au>. This
senior strategic role is key to our influential advocacy - we need a
skilled policy developer, writer and networker with a deep understanding of
the STEM sector. Please send any great candidates from your networks our

Finally, Happy Wear It Purple Day
<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/r_f0C71R2NTAv0ALXuRvqv_?domain=wearitpurple.org>. This day was
created to help foster environments that are safe, supportive and inclusive
every day for LGBTQIA+ young people. So, to all our rainbow young people,
today and every day, we say: we see you, we value you, and we celebrate who
you are.
Until next time,

Misha Schubert
CEO, Science & Technology Australia


As the nation heads into an election year, STA invites the leadership of
our member organisations to join us at our annual STA President and CEO
Forum. We will discuss shared policy advocacy priorities for the STA
community, and the approach to the next year of policy engagement. We will
also seek the input of our member leadership as we consider the next stage
of STA’s growth and development as an organisation, and a process to review
our legal structure and governing documents. Join us via Zoom on Monday 11
October at 1pm AEDT. Registration is essential


Our annual membership survey is used to collect ways to improve STA's
activities, programs and the advocacy support we provide. We endeavour to
ensure our programs and initiatives are effectively supporting your
organisation goals, while also supporting your members, staff, and
stakeholders. Please do the survey if you can – it will only take around 10
minutes, and will provide enormously valuable input for STA. Complete the
survey now. <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/1Z7-C91WPRTkv6k8WsZwONk?domain=surveymonkey.com>


   - CSIRO has released a synthetic biology roadmap
   indicates Australia could develop an industry worth $27 billion and 44,000
   jobs by 2040.
   - The report into
   donation legislation
   has been released, as an issue of conscience there were no recommendations.
   - Australia’s health tracker by socioeconomic status
   was released by the Mitchell Institute.
   - A study into <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/x04ACjZ1N7in2wng4Cgmz4x?domain=apo.org.au>Australian
   burden of disease in 2018
   was released.
   - The Centre for International Governance Innovation
   released a report on how to agree on WTO rules for digital trade.
   - The Productivity Commission
   released a study on vulnerable supply chains.
   - The OECD released a policy paper on the
   <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/2u_CCnx1jni7z17nZuM4RTs?domain=oecd-ilibrary.org>future of robots and making our life
   - The Grattan Institute
   released a report into reducing industry emissions.
   - An article has been published on funder suppression of health
   intervention trial findings.
   - The Australian Research Data Commons
   released a report on Data-Driven Research Impact.
   - The Perth USAsia Centre
   released a report on the Indo-Pacific hydrogen transformation.

*Opportunities for submissions:*

There are three opportunities to provide feedback on the National Research
Infrastructure Roadmap:

   - Discussion paper
   Precision Measurement Scoping Study;
   - Discussion paper
   National Environmental Prediction System (NEPS) Scoping Study;
   - Ideas Jam Issues Paper
   Industry Engagement.
   - A Senate inquiry into the Australian Manufacturing Industry
   has begun - submissions close 10 September.
   - The Australian National Audit Office is auditing the management of
   threatened species and ecological communities
   - due 31 October.

Further information: Peter Derbyshire, STA Policy Manager -
peter.derbyshire at sta.org.au


   - Join a community of impact-focused researchers at
   Innovation <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/aOUNCxngwOf1yg1Z5TDMLRV?domain=cruxesinnovation.com>’s Impact Pathfinders event
   <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/rH7uCyojxQTrgQrYPi547XK?domain=cruxesinnovation.com>. This community
   will gather to inspire, support, and encourage one another on their
   journeys to impact, and to hear from leaders in the field. Cruxes are
   offering free tickets to this event to the first 10 STA members who sign
   up to attend the event. Please click here to sign up to the event
   <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/rH7uCyojxQTrgQrYPi547XK?domain=cruxesinnovation.com>, and use discount
   code HISTA to get your free tickets.
   - Join the Australian Psychological Society for a two-day event
   ‘Unpacking trauma’ to learn about the latest research and best-practice
   approaches in the treatment of trauma. All health professionals are welcome
   to register <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/pS1oCzvkyVCM3yMKYsvgGY0?domain=unpackingtrauma.com.au>.
   - Register now for the 11th National AeRO Forum Identifying the gaps -
   Digital Research Infrastructure
   Tuesday 14 September.
   - Thursday 9 September is ruokday <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/s9emCBNqjlC71k7vXuVIfmm?domain=twitter.com>. This
   year, the theme is #aretheyreallyOK? Exciton Science will host a panel
   discussion on understanding mental health and the important role of
   conversations and positive approaches. Register here.
   - AMOS, with the NZ MetSoc, are holding an international conference
on *Southern
   Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography*
   <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/le11CE8wmrt3mz3B8sEvwVR?domain=confer.eventsair.com> in February 2022. Submit
   your abstracts by 19 September.

To add a conference or event: contact STA Events & Membership Manager Lucy
Guest – lucy.guest at sta.org.au


   - ANSTO FutureNow and FutureNow Plus Scholarships
   – open to graduates or early career researchers working on industry-focused
   research projects that support developments in health, defence, aerospace
   engineering and nuclear technologies.
   - Entrepreneurs' Programme - Accelerating Commercialisation
   <https://www.grants.gov.au/Go/Show?GoUuid=b9f07dbc-ea6f-300b-212b> –
   - The Kenneth Myer Innovation Fellowships
   support breakthrough solutions to Australia’s most pressing challenges.
   Fellows are funded to take 12 months away from their current role to pursue
   big ideas that have the potential to achieve positive outcomes in the areas
   of poverty and disadvantage, sustainability and environment, human, civil
   and legal rights. EOIs are open until 5 September.
   - The Volvo Environment Prize
   <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/YLwNCJyBrGfqR2qxWTQCMLr?domain=environment-prize.com> is open
   for nominations for the 2022 Laureate. The prize covers all fields of
   environmental and sustainability studies and initiatives.
   - Women & Leadership Australia <https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/kYcNCK1DvKT2lY2LyH1-pM2?domain=wla.edu.au>
is offering
   partial scholarships to women in STEM areas wanting to undertake leadership


Do you know of a terrific STEM idea, technology, innovation, product or
program that has been successfully commercialised? Then we want to hear
from you. STA is launching a new project where we’ll aim to highlight
research translation and commercialisation success stories. Get in contact
with our Communications Manager, Martyn Pearce <%20martyn.pearce at sta.org.au>

Get in the picture: Are you following STA on Instagram
<https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/UuosCL7EwMfRAgRLDFp1WZg?domain=instagram.com>? If you’re a member organisation
using Insta as one of your communication channels, please follow us and
we’ll follow you back!

*I am an LGBTIQ Ally**      -     Find out more at https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/jbQ8CMwGxOtqgLqjyTyj6zL?domain=monash.edu

Professor John Lattanzio
President, Astronomical Society of Australia

School of Physics and Astronomy
Monash University Victoria 3800 AUSTRALIA

Ph:  +61 (0)3 9905-4428
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