[LINK] Budget

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Fri May 15 00:50:39 AEST 2009

Although sympathetic to TomK's call for a return to local manufacturing,
I think we ought best leave much of that to better-positioned countries.

Instead i think research is what we are good at and should be our focus.

And, it would appear that Kevin&Co agree ..

Science and unis are winners in the budget

Wednesday, 13 May 2009 Anna Salleh  ABC

Science, innovation and education have been given a historic boost by the 
Australian government, say commentators .. 

The 2009 Federal Budget unveiled last night has been welcomed by the 
scientific community.

"This is an historic budget for science, education and innovation, with
a record spend .. the highest annual increase since records began," says 
Professor Ken Baldwin, President of the Federation of Australian Science 
and Technological Societies.

Professor Kurt Lambeck of the Australian Academy of Science also welcomes 
the budget.

"I think what the budget statement provides is a long term framework for 
Australian research and development," he says. 

"I think that's important. It's something we haven't had for a long time."

"I think we'll see real returns coming out of this in the years ahead," 
says Lambeck ..



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