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Vote in the Protected Action Ballot today

The Protected Action Ballot is now open. All Staff Association members who are eligible to vote will have received voting instructions via email or SMS from the Australian Electoral Company last Thursday. We are recommending that Staff Association members vote YES to all questions. For more information on the process, visit our campaign page.

We're still talking to CSIRO management

Protected industrial action at CSIRO may be drawing nearer, however the lines of communication between the Staff Association and management remain open. This includes recent enterprise agreement negotiations and our first formal sit down with new Chief Executive Dr Larry Marshall. Full report here.

Australian science delivers for us all

A report commissioned by Australia's Chief Scientist and the Australian Academy of Science shows advanced research contributes more than $145 billion directly to the economy every year - roughly 11 per cent of GDP - and employ more than 760,000 people, reports Fairfax Media.

Canberra meetings

We recently met with sixteen MPs and Senators from across the political spectrum in Canberra. The meetings involved representatives of the Coalition, Labor, Greens, Palmer United Party and key Independents. For more details plus photos from the meetings, click here.

Boardroom brutality 

CSIRO Chair Simon McKeon has weighed into the brouhaha surrounding board appointments to government organisations, describing the current blanket ban on the renewal of Labor appointees as ‘brutal’. More from Guardian Australia here.

We love winners!  

Thanks to everyone who participated in our recent update details promotion. Nearly 1,200 members took part in the exercise. It's essential that we keep our records up to date and accurate. So it's finally time to announce the winners of our major prizes. Click here to see the full list of winners.
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