[LINK] Einstein's fridge an example for NICTA?

Stewart Fist stewart_fist at optusnet.com.au
Tue Dec 12 11:19:10 AEDT 2006

Possibly an even more interesting example of government funded research was
the Commonwealth Serum Laboratory (CSL), which did all that amazing research
and product-development on non-commercial drug treatments like snake and
funnel-web spider anti-venenes.

And in these days of potential biological terrorism and bird-flu, the CSL
would have become a key arm of Australia's defense capability, if it had
remained in public ownership.

Unfortunately, in a rash of pure Thatcheristic privatisation, Paul Keating
gave the whole establishment to a few of the organisation's top managers for
a song.

Stewart Fist, writer, journalist, film-maker
70 Middle Harbour Road, LINDFIELD, 2070, NSW, Australia
Ph +61 (2) 9416 7458

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