A queue at Dr Ryan’s door

Monique Ryan will need a time-expanding diaries if she wants to accommodate all the science and medicine lobbies who will want to meet her

Yesterday the new, Independent member for Kooyong tweeted a chart showing the GDP share of research over time in physical, medical, natural sciences. “Our scientific and medical researchers are among the best and brightest in the world. Our government’s funding of them lacks vision, transparency and integrity. I will fight for science and progress” the former director of neurology at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital stated.

The engineering deans might want a word as well, to explain how they too are underfunded – the chart showed their disciple receiving twice that of sciences and medicine.