The STEM Ambassador Program is an initiative born from the success of Science meets Parliament.

Earlier this month STA launched the STEM Ambassadors program, to connect STEM professionals from across Australia with their local Parliamentarians. Now, STA needs your help to link with the best scientists, technologists and innovators in the electorates of Parliamentarians that have signed up to take part. These include: Brand (WA), Bruce (Vic), Calwell (Vic), Canberra (ACT), Cowper (NSW), Gellibrand (Vic), Goldstein […]

Joint SSA/ABS Workshop on State Space Methods 10 May

The Official Statistics Section of the Statistics Society collaborated with the ABS Methodology Division to run a one day workshop focusing on state space methods in official statistics. The workshop responded to revival of interest in using SSM within the ABS in a variety of applications, from their orthodox use in time series analysis, to […]

Moran medal- deadline for nomination of candidates extended!

The Australian Academy of Science has extended the nomination deadline for this year’s Moran medal and at SSA we would like to encourage nomination of eligible candidates. The webpage for this medal is at and it makes a particular point of asking for nominations of female candidates and of candidates from a broad geographical […]

Calling all Young Statisticians – or those young at heart!

SSA’s Young Statisticians Network held a successful Young Statisticians Conference on the Gold Coast last year. The months have passed quickly since then and we are already in the process of planning the next YSC, to be held in 2019 in Canberra! To create a conference committee and organize this popular event, we are looking […]

New SSA Brochure Available Now!

Here’s our new SSA brochure ready for download.

47 Scientific Organizations Urge Puerto Rico’s Governor to Not to Dismantle Statistical Agency

Together with 46 other representatives of scientific organisations, SSA President Scott Sisson signed a letter yesterday, urging Puerto Rico’s governor to not dismantle the country’s Statistical Agency. Please read the full media release published by the American Statistical Association below.   ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 7, 2018) – Today, 47 US and international scientific organizations and professional societies […]

Have you checked out SSA’s Career Centre yet?

Are you aware that we host a Career Centre where you can advertise job openings for statisticians and data analysts, post your own resume and read other people’s resume? Our job board had over 3000 views this last month. It currently advertises 7 recently posted jobs (plus many more from other web sources) and hosts […]

Using Bayesian Profile Regression to identify groups of lifestyles associated with different types of cyber abuse victimization

STATISTICAL SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA QUEENSLAND ORDINARY BRANCH MEETING TIME: 5:00 pm for Pizza and drinks followed by talk at 5:30, Tuesday 22 May 2018 COST: Free VENUE: Queensland University of Technology, Gardens Point, Z Block, The Gibson Room 1064  TITLE:  Using Bayesian Profile Regression to identify groups of lifestyles associated with different types of cyber […]

Have you got what it takes?

The Stats Society Canberra branch is looking for a young statistician (YS) representative to, well, represent the Canberra branch! Apart from having an awesome title to put on your CV, the main roles of the YS rep can be summed up in the following two points: 1) Attends the YS teleconferences, which generally happens monthly but more recently has […]

STEM leaders forge path to stronger Australian science and technology

Presidents, CEOs and other leaders of Australia’s most prominent science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) organisations gathered in Canberra today (1 May) to highlight the important role that science and technology will play in Australia’s future. They released the following statement: ________________________________________ Collectively representing more than 70,000 Australian scientists and technologists through our membership and […]


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