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Science funding being held hostage by government

Tim Dean, The Conversation editor, writes (5.3.15):

‘Leaders of many of Australia’s top scientific research organisations have today called on the federal government to release A$150 million in vital science infrastructure funding, which is currently being withheld due to wrangling over the government’s proposed higher education reforms.

‘Writing in an open letter addressed to the prime minister, they warn of the 1,700 highly skilled jobs that could be lost and the 27 scientific research facilities that could be at risk of closure if the funding under the National Collaborative Reserach Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) is not restored.’

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