The Society is allowed to nominate two delegates and Council has decided to provide up to $1,500 each in 2017 to support registration costs, accommodation and travel expenses for up to two Society early career researchers (up to 9 years post PhD).

Details of the event, on 21st and 22nd March, can be found at http://scienceandtechnologyaustralia.org.au/event/science-meets-parliament-2017/.

Registration details, which will become relevant for those selected, are at https://sta.eventsair.com/science-meets-parliament-2017/sta-members/Site/Register .

To express interest in attending this event as a Society delegate, please reply to me at secretary@austms.org.au, with a brief bio of up to 100 words (required for distribution to parliamentarians if you are selected) and your reasons for wishing to attend.

Please do so by Friday 17th February.


A list of recent Society delegates, who could provide more information, is

  • 2016: Tim Marchant, Troy Farrell
  • 2015: Joshua Ross, Aidan Sims
  • 2014: Bronwyn Hajek , Marcel Jackson
  • 2012: Michael Coons
  • 2011: Jan de Gier, Deborah Cromer
  • 2010: Lewis Mitchell, Scott Scisson
  • 2009: Amie Albrecht

A short report in the Gazette would be welcomed by the Editors following the event.