A national-level organisation like ASBMB provides the opportunity for members to have a voice in national affairs that impact members and issues about which we have expert knowledge. Currently, our advocacy profile is driven primarily through Science & Technology Australia (STA). STA’s mission is to bring together scientists, governments, industry and the broader community to advance the role, reputation and impact of science and technology across the nation.
What does STA do on behalf of the ASBMB?STA connects scientists and technologists directly with Parliamentarians through initiatives like Science meets Parliament and the STEM Ambassadors Program, and to Departmental decision-makers through Science meets Policymakers. STA also makes regular submissions to government, publishes statements on policy decisions, and contributes to national discussions around the future of Australian science and technology through Parliamentary Forums. Through events like Science meets Business, STA facilitates dialogue between STEM professionals and industry leaders.
What benefits do ASBMB members have?Through STA, ASBMB members have access to a range of benefits including opportunities to attend events, training and exclusive offers from a range of service partners.
ASBMB also seeks to play a more active role in science advocacy in Australia. We are in the process of forming an ASBMB Advocacy group that coordinates the Society’s response to policy consultations and engagements. If you are passionate about science advocacy and would like to be a part of this committee, we would love to hear from you. We also encourage our members to have their say on issues relevant to their expertise. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.