Power tribes

By Craig Cormick
President, Australian Science Communicators
There are many people out there who understand that science helps us make sense of the world around us, through discoveries based on analysing data, measuring impacts and drawing conclusions from evidence-based thinking.

I’m sorry, I’ll just start that again.

There are many people out there who see science as a rather […]

What does a National Science Statement mean for Science Communicators?

So the Government has released a National Science Statement.
That is always something to get excited about, right? Well, perhaps, but not too excited.
The latest Minister (Senator Sinodinos) in launching the Statement last month at Science Meets Parliament, gave all the usual phrases about the importance of science and innovation to our economy and national wellbeing, […]

President’s update

Thank you to ASC President Craig Cormick for the update. Below is the transcript from his first address at the 2017 ASC National Conference.

Let’s talk about these times we are living in.
Times of False News and times of Alternative facts.
Times of popularist politics and times of contested truths.
Times of polarised opinions and times of diminished […]

Announcing the ASC Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication 2016

Last night at the ASC2017 Conference, Australian Science Communicators announced the Unsung Hero of Australian Science Communication award winner for 2016.
As well as the overall winner, the panel wished to recognise one highly commended finalist in this year’s award.
ASC thanks the judging panel including 2015 Unsung Hero winner Kylie Walker, and Bianca Nogrady for their time […]

Reminder – ASC AGM and call for proxies

Reminder – the ASC AGM is coming up in Adelaide on 22 February 2017.
The 2016-17 AGM is an opportunity for members to hear about the year’s events at the national level, and also to have their say about what should happen in the year to come. It also includes reports from the President and Treasurer.
When: […]

Notice of the ASC Annual General Meeting, Adelaide, 22 February 2017

This is the official notice of the Australian Science Communicators’ Annual General Meeting, to be held in Adelaide, South Australia on 22 February 2017.
The AGM is an opportunity for members to hear about the year’s events at the national level, and also to have their say about what should happen in the year to […]

Online editor position at COSMOS magazine

COSMOS is a popular science magazine based in Toorak, Melbourne. It publishes both a hard copy quarterly magazine and online daily news and features.
With a meteoric rise in its online readership, they are continuing to grow our audience while diversifying the range of high quality online offerings.
As part of that growth they are looking for a […]

O brave new world, that has such people in ‘t!

By Craig Cormick
Let’s do a little bit of short-term crystal ball gazing. (I have this wonderful glass ball crafted by a glass-blower – those most wonderful and near-extinct artisans).  What is 2017 likely to bring and what impacts will it have on what we do in our work as science communicators?
According to groups like the […]

President’s Update

Thank you to Joan Leach for the President’s Update!
Welcome to 2017!
I hope ASC members are starting out 2017 on a high note. The end of last year brought a new report from the US on Science Communication—it’s available for download here. While ASC members will be well aware of the communication techniques it advocates, the […]

Science editor position at Biotext

Biotext is looking for a motivated science editor to join our team.
Biotext turns complex science and policy information into effective publications. For more than 15 years, we have produced publications for scientific agencies, government departments, academic and nongovernment organisations, both in Australia and overseas. Biotext is an acknowledged leader in science writing, editing and design, specialising […]