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CEO shakes up Consultative Council 

Some straight talk from CSIRO Chief Executive Megan Clark - plus a willingness to personally engage with staff concerns - livened up last week’s consultative council meeting with the Staff Association. So how did Megan Clark end up volunteering to spend a day working as a librarian? Check out the full report here.

Get more from your capability days 

Staff Association Secretary Sam Popovski examines capability days. Sam discusses the practical ways that CSIRO staff can access this new entitlement, designed to enhance and support career development. A special guide for members, here

Property under the microscope 

A private consultant’s review into Property Services – finally released under FOI legislation – has tacitly encouraged an outsourcing agenda, describing the goal as “leading practice.” It also had a number of unkind things to say about the performance of staff. More from the report that CSIRO tried to keep under wraps, here
Chief concerned for Australian Science

Chief concerned for science

Amid all the attention on the SKA decision, an important report was released on the health of Australian science. While science continues to play a crucial and versatile role in advancing the national interest, the Chief Scientist is concerned about some significant challenges, writes Staff Association President Dr Michael Borgas.
CSIRO pay increase 5 July

What goes
must stay up?

5 July, 1687. Sir Isaac Newton publishes Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica – his landmark work on the laws of motion and gravity - and changed our understanding of physics forever. Fast forward to 5 July 2012. Something is about to go up - only this time, it won't come down. Curious? A modern mystery explained, here
3Q with CPSU's Nadine Flood

3 Questions with Nadine Flood

The CSIRO is one of Australia’s most respected institutions. The Bureau of Meteorology is crucial in times of impending climate crisis. They are also part of the public service. CPSU National Secretarty Nadine Flood explains how cuts to public spending have long term effects on our ability to innovate. More - including video - here.
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