Science in the 2016–17 federal Budget

The Academy welcomed support for science in the government’s 2016–17 May Budget as an indication of long-term commitment to science in Australia. New measures included an additional $200 million for Antarctic science and $100 million for Geoscience Australia. The Budget also featured extended funding for the Australian Astronomical Observatory, additional support for research infrastructure, and an allocation for the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation.

Media release responding to the Budget

Summary of science, research, innovation and higher education measures in the Budget

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