Archives for December 2013

Big data equals good news

The mathematical sciences community is celebrating yesterday’s announcement of a $20m ARC Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers of Big Data, Big Models, New Insights. The new centre, a partnership of the University of Melbourne (UoM), Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the University of Adelaide, the University of Queensland, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) […]

The Australian Statistician to retire

The Australian Statistician, Brian Pink, has formally announced his retirement from the Australian Public Service and will leave the Australian Bureau of Statistics on 12 January 2014. “It has been an honour and a great privilege to have been the 14th Australian to be given the opportunity to lead what is undoubtedly one of our […]

Family appeals to minister in autism deportation case

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison is being asked to use his special powers to override his department and stop a young professional family being deported from Australia. Watch this SBS report by Stefan Armbruster speaking to SSAI Vice-President Kerrie Mengersen. http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/12/13/family-be-deported-because-autistic-son

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