Science - Vital to Australia’s recovery
Professional Scientists Australia: The voice of scientists in Australia
The voice of scientists in Australia
There is no doubt that science and scientists are vital
to Australia’s health and economic recovery and to
positioning us for a strong competitive future both
globally and in our region post-COVID-19.
Our scientists – from pathologists to vets, IVF experts, food
technologists, geologists, surveyors, chemists, molecular biologists,
agricultural scientists, environmental scientists, botanists, computer
scientists, pharmacologists, medical physicists, medical scientists,
meteorologists, defence scientists and forestry scientists – work each
day in areas as diverse as they are critical to our future.
Just as critically, many scientists are engaged in industry – more likely
to be working at a desk or on site in a high-vis vest than at the lab
bench. These people deploy the skills they gained in their undergrad
and post-grad science degree/s in roles as diverse as quality assurance
officers, software developers, health and safety officers, senior
administrators, science communicators, technical officers and advisors,
policy-makers and regulators, cyber-security advisors, web-developers,
directors and CEOs.
No matter what roles and fields scientists work in, it’s crucial that
their voices are heard and expertise listened to as we recover from
the coronavirus crisis and respond to the challenges we face across
our communities and the economy. Professional Scientists Australia
will defend science not only as fundamental to a healthier, more
prosperous world but also for the $330 billion it has contributed to
Australia’s economic output over the last 30 years and the one million plus Australian jobs it supports.
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