Can the states help the nation's critical research infrastructure?

Salisbury, Chris (2015) Can the states help the nation's critical research infrastructure?. The Conversation, 1-1.

Author Salisbury, Chris
Title Can the states help the nation's critical research infrastructure?
Journal name The Conversation
Publication date 2015-04-07
Sub-type Other
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Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher The Conversation Media Trust
Language eng
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Australia’s science community breathed a sigh of relief when the Federal Education Minister, Christopher Pyne, said funding for scientific research infrastructure would no longer be tied to the government’s higher education reforms.

But the A$150 million of funding for the National Collaborative Research and Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) is only promised for another 12 months.

So what happens next if the federal government argues that increasing financial pressures impacting on the May budget entitle it to withdraw further from the area of science and infrastructure investment?

This potentially leaves a policy space into which the states can move and take more of a lead in supporting innovative research and technological advances...
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Created: Tue, 07 Apr 2015, 12:00:01 EST by Dr Chris Salisbury on behalf of School of Political Science & Internat'l Studies