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Greg Hunt's Great Expectations for CSIRO 

The Staff Association has welcomed the release of Science Minister Greg Hunt’s new Statement of Expectations for CSIRO, following an extensive and comprehensive development process with stakeholders. Full story here
 

Minister seeks advice on CSIRO bargaining 

Meanwhile, Minister Hunt has responded to Staff Association correspondence on the enterprise bargaining impasse; stating that he “is currently seeking further advice on the matter.” More here
 

Senate inquiry slams PS bargaining policy   

The Senate has completed its inquiry into enterprise bargaining across the Commonwealth public sector, making damning findings about the Turnbull Government’s Bargaining Policy. More detail here
 

Space Science allegations demand transparency

The Staff Association has called for the creation of a special task force to review CSIRO’s anti-bullying and harassment procedures following media reports of serious allegations in the Astronomy and Space Science unit. Read more here

Science cuts at ABC spark outrage

Senior journalists have hit out at ABC cuts to science reporting including the axing of weekly science show format of Catalyst. Meanwhile an online petition in support of Catalyst has nearly 8,000 signatures including more than sixty eminent scientists. More here

Annual General Meeting 2016

A brief reminder that the Staff Association’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 3pm, Thursday 8 December at CSIRO Aspendale, Victoria. The AGM is crucial to our accountability, enabling important oversight of operational activities. All members are invited to attend

Productivity boost for Data61 

CSIRO's Data61 division stands to be a major beneficiary of new laws proposed by the Productivity Commission to give consumers the right to opt out of having their data collected and shared as well as rights for individuals to control their own data. Full story here
 
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