Politics in the Pub - 23rd February 2018 - Sydney

HAROLD PARK HOTEL 70A Ross St. Glebe

Stand up for science and come join us for a drink and a chat about the campaign to save public good research. Dr Maxine McCall will give an update on the Friends of CSIRO campaign and introduce Dr Georgia Miller for the evenings topic of discussion, 'The commercialisation of Health Science'. We would love to see you and all welcome. 

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March for science - 22nd April 2017

On the 22nd April 2017, Friends of CSIRO joined concerned citizens from all over Australia for the global March For Science rallies. The March for Science rallies were held in over 600 cities all across the world, and held on Earth Day. The March for Science rallies were held to celebrate science and acknowledge the contribution of science to our every day lives. The rallies were held to call for evidence-based policymaking, government funding for scientific research, government transparency and government acceptance of the scientific consensus on climate change. Friends of CSIRO were very happy to be a part of this great movement, and hope that our politicians and policymakers recognise the wide community support for public good research and for our wonderful scientific institutions such as CSIRO and many others. 

 

 

 

FORUMS & MEETINGS

 

STAND UP FOR SCIENCE

STOP CSIRO JOB CUTS. INVEST IN SCIENCE

FRIENDS OF CSIRO FILM SCREENING & MEETING FOR SCIENCE WEEK IN CANBERRA

Friends of CSIRO Science Week Meeting: 6pm,
Mon 15th August,
Law Link Theater
Fellows Road. ANU

Film: 7pm – A Fierce Green Fire

Friends of CSIRO will be holding a meeting to set up Friends of CSIRO group in Canberra, followed by a free film screening. 

We would love to see you there - All welcome.

Download pdf flyer here.

 

FRIENDS OF CSIRO FILM SCREENING & MEETING FOR SCIENCE WEEK IN SYDNEY

Friends of CSIRO Science Week Meeting: 6pm,
Wed 17th August,
CPSU offices, Level 7
191-199 Thomas St. Haymarket

Film: 7pm – A Fierce Green Fire

Friends of CSIRO will be holding a meeting to set up Friends of CSIRO group in Sydney, followed by a free film screening. 

Refreshments provided. 

We would love to see you there - All welcome.

Download pdf flyer here.

 

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FORUMS

Friends of CSIRO hosted a very successful forum in Brisbane to discuss: The impacts of the CSIRO cuts on Australia's research capacity, and to outline our campaign strategy in the upcoming election. 

A number of fantastic speakers spoke about the importance of CSIRO and public good research, we heard the politicians in attendance outline their positions regarding the proposed CSIRO job cuts. During this event, the Brisbane division for Friends of CSIRO was established. An altogether successful and enjoyable evening with a whole new bunch of passionate Friends of CSIRO.  

 

 
 

 

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Friends of CSIRO hosted a very successful forum in Queanbeyan, in the marginal seat of Eden Monaro to discuss: The impacts of the CSIRO cuts on Australia's research capacity, and to outline our campaign strategy for the federal election campaign. The venue was packed, and the event resulted in an article in the Canberra Times, quoting Professor Penny Sackett, a former Australian chief scientist, who has stated that the government has a "national and international responsibility" to reverse funding cuts to the CSIRO. See our resources page for the article. 

 
 

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Friends of CSIRO hosted a very successful forum in Sydeny to discuss: The impacts of the CSIRO cuts on Australia's research capacity, and to outline our campaign strategy in the upcoming election. 

 

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Friends of CSIRO hosted a very successful forum in Melbourne on the 12 June. The ALP and the Greens announced their election policies for science and research and we heard from a number of fantastic speakers about the importance of CSIRO and more broadly the continued funding of public good research. We went out for a drink afterwards to a lovely local bar in the CBD, and we even managed to squeeze in a few hugs for Hug-a-Climate-Scientist week!

 
 

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Friends of CSIRO hosted a very successful forum in Hobart on the 24th of May. Several news articles resulted and lots of interest was generated in keeping this issue in the spotlight. 

Some pictures from the event can be seen below. If you would like to have a look at the news articles from the forum, please go to the Resources page. 

 
 

 

 

ACTIONS

PRE-POLL LEAFLETING 

Friends of CSIRO held a number of leafleting events around the country, letting voters know the position that the various political parties had takenin relation to the proposed CSIRO job cuts in the lead up t o the 2016 federal election. If you would like to get involved with future actions and events, please get in touch with your local Friends of CSIRO branch, contact us via our sign up page or on facebook

In the ACT region, Friends of CSIRO were leafletting in the Queanbeyan shopping centre, in the very marginal electorate of Eden Monaro. Leafletting events were also held in Brisbane and in the city of Melbourne at Southern Cross Station, and in the marginal seat of Corangamite.

Friends of CSIRO had a great time leafleting with our friends from the AYCC, 350.org, and the CPSU. 

 

BRANCH MEETINGS

Friends of CSIRO hold regular branch meetings, so if you would like to get involved with the campaign, please sign up to our mailing list and and let us know you want to volunteer. We hope you will be able to join us as we grow this campaign to save CSIRO jobs and see more investment in public good research.