Senate debates

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Questions without Notice

Research Infrastructure

2:03 pm

Photo of Kim CarrKim Carr (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader for Science) Share this | Hansard source

Mr President, I ask a supplementary question. I refer to the comments by Nobel laureate Professor Brian Schmidt on Radio National this morning where he said, in relation to the NCRIS funding threat:

… this is not the way a grown up country behaves. It's very childish and it's having a profound impact on something that is going to increase the productivity of the nation.

Why is this government recklessly risking 1,700 jobs in the Australian research sector and undermining Australia's future productivity? (Time expired)


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