LABOR PROMISES CSIRO $250M TO REVERSE COALITION’S FUNDING CUTS

LABOR PROMISES CSIRO $250M TO REVERSE COALITION’S FUNDING CUTS

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According to the Guardian newspaper , labor has promised to invest $250m in the CSIRO to reverse some of the Coalition’s funding cuts, and to immediately stop any further job cuts at the organisation, if it wins the election.

It will also commission an independent review of the CSIRO’s management team, and the functions the science agency performs, to ensure it is not “unduly influenced by the political whims of any government” in the future.

Labor’s industry spokesman, Senator Kim Carr, says the $250m would be provided over four years, with some of the money used to restore “core funding” for the institution.

the newspaper added that It would also help to fully fund the RV Investigator – the country’s only blue-water research vessel – so it could be used for 300 days of research voyages a year.

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