Greens Deputy Leader and science spokesperson, Adam Bandt, has welcomed the decision to include Australia as a site for the Square Kilometre Array astronomy project.
The giant global radio telescope project will be sited in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.
"This is a great decision for Australian science. Of course we would all like to have seen the whole project in Australia, but there are benefits to having multiple sites. This will now be a truly global project. Collaboration is the future to science success."
"I want to congratulate everyone involved in this bid. This is a big breakthrough and reinforces the calibre of our science. It reinforces the case for continued and increased investment in science and research, which will be the key to innovation and our prosperity."
"The government now needs to take opportunity to ensure this energy intensive project is powered by renewables."