26 March, 2024

Science Meets Parliament 2024

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This week, one of our early career researchers Dr Nirmala Ilankoon was invited by the Australian Government Department of Education to attend Science & Technology Australia’s Science Meets Parliament event at Australian Parliament House in Canberra on behalf of the Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Trailblazer.

This event offered attendees bespoke training to forge deeper connections between federal Parliamentarians and those working in science and technology. STEM professionals like Nirmala had the opportunity to broaden their networks and engage with policymakers and the chance to meet with parliamentarians as well.

We’re delighted Nirmala was able to represent our Trailblazer at this prestigious event and share the innovative work she is doing with industry through our Trailblazer to address some of Australia’s biggest challenges and greatest opportunities.

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The Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Trailblazer is supported by the Australian Government Department of Education through the Trailblazer Universities Program.

The Resources Technology and Critical Minerals Trailblazer acknowledges all First Nations people of the ancestral lands on which we operate. We pay our respects to all First Nations people, and to Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise their deep knowledge and their cultural, spiritual and educational practices, and aspire to learn and teach in partnership with them. We are committed to working in partnership with all Custodians and Owners to strengthen and embed First Nations’ voices and perspectives in our decision-making, now and into the future.

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