Budget shows steady support for science

May 03, 2016

The Australian Academy of Science today welcomed Federal Government support for the science budget as an indication of long-term commitment to science in Australia.

In a Budget of few surprises for science, new measures include 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.

Read the Academy’s media release responding to the Budget

The Australian Academy of Science has published a summary of science, research, innovation and higher education measures in the 2016–17 federal Budget.

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