Greens Acting Leader, Adam Bandt says he is gravely concerned about reports that almost a quarter of CSIRO jobs are under threat from the government's public service freeze.
Mr Bandt said CSIRO cuts would amount to economic vandalism and again prove the anti-science bias of the government.
"Once again we see the anti-science bias of this government on display," Mr Bandt said.
"Tony Abbott is again acting like a Luddite. In the absence of a Science Minister, Tony Abbott needs to urgently clarify what he is going to do to reverse this decision."