It’s official – we are spending less on research and development as a country than ever before.
Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt responded to the news by attacking the Government’s commitment to scientific funding.
“Cuts to CSIRO, clean energy programs and tax concessions for R&D have contributed to this woeful result.”
Perhaps the real issue here is that the government isn’t placing enough importance on science. As discussed on ABC’s Q and A this week and is under constant discussion in the education community, schools teach kids about English, sport, even the arts – but STEM is not a priority.
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