Six of Australia's most prominent scientists, including a Nobel Prize winner, have been appointed as board members of the National Science and Technology Advisory Council.
The Women in Leadership Development (WILD) Program is designed to increase female participation at an executive and board level.
The Fellows were elected in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the health and medical research landscape in Australia.
Science & Technology Australia has elected nine new members to its board.
The Australian Government has extended Dr Alan Finkel's term as Australia's Chief Scientist for a further two years to the end of 2020.
Karen Andrews has been appointed to Cabinet as the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, making her the first female federal Cabinet Minister from the Gold Coast.
Nominations are now open for the Superstars of STEM program, which supports and trains women in STEM to share their passion with the Australian community.
Dr Cathy Foley will start her new role at the end of September, and said her priority will be promoting science, STEM and women in science.
The NSW Government has announced the appointment of world-renowned robotics expert Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte as the next NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer.
Biochemist and molecular biologist Professor John Shine AC FAA has commenced as President of the Australian Academy of Science.
2018 Australian of the Year Michelle Simmons is among several Australian scientists newly elected as Fellows of the Royal Society of London.
MTPConnect, the MedTech and Pharma Growth Centre, has appointed Dr Dan Grant as new CEO.
AusBiotech CEO Glenn Cross has decided to retire from his position after 13 years' service and two years heading the organisation.
Of the gender-biased disciplines, almost all are moving towards parity, though some are predicted to take decades or even centuries to reach it.
The Garvan Institute of Medical Research has appointed Professor Chris Goodnow as its executive director.