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Research Budget cuts “false economy”: Bandt

The government's failure to rule out science Budget cuts in the upcoming MYEFO is of great concern, Greens Deputy Leader Adam Bandt said today.

"I share the concerns of researchers and universities about the impact of a pause or freeze on research funding," Mr Bandt said today.

"The Science Minister's answers in Senate Budget estimates hearings today, along with previous answers by the Treasurer to my questioning, give no comfort to those who want to protect science and research from budget cuts."

"Science and research are central to our prosperity and cutting their funding would be a false economy. Labor should not sacrifice science for a surplus."

 

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