We all keep hearing that Australia needs structural reform to our budget ie looking at where really large amounts of money are going.
DIFFICULT AREAS LIKE:
BUT, today there is talk about cutting $150 funding to the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), ending ground-breaking Australian research unless the higher ed bill passes the senate.
“Australia will be the laughing stock of the scientific world.”
WHY don’t our major parties have the intestinal fortitude to tackle the hard stuff?
Take the time to lead an informed public discussion – take a few years if necessary, as there is no immediate crisis – and do what needs to be done in an open, constructive manner.
Words fail me – almost!