The 2022 Budget should “double down” on Australia’s return-generating investments in science to prepare for new complex challenges after this pandemic, fast-track our economic recovery and smooth the nation’s climate transition.
2021/22 Federal Budget Breakdown
Check out Science & Technology Australia’s breakdown of the 2021-22 Federal Budget and see what is in store for the science & technology sector.
Skills and climate science a focus for Budget Reply
Measures to support the future science- and technology-skilled workforce and a commitment to action on climate change were welcome highlights of the Opposition’s Budget Reply speech, but Science & Technology Australia lamented the lack of detail on investment in the nation’s knowledge economy. “Labor’s commitment to support access to universities by removing caps on undergraduate places would […]
Calls for intelligent investment of projected surplus
The peak body for science and technology has again warned of research and development cuts, while welcoming a projected return to surplus announced by the government today. The sector is calling for intelligent investment to build a prosperous future for years to come, not just a favourable Budget outcome in 2019. The Mid Year Economic […]
Research and development investment drooping
As the nation gathers to celebrate Australia’s best and brightest scientists for the Prime Minister’s Prizes for Science, Science & Technology Australia (STA) would like to remind the government that it takes more than accolades for great science – it takes strong investment. STA was concerned to see that with the release of the Science, […]