A touch of the Turnbull in the NSW budget

The previous prime minister was keen on the life-improving, economy-expanding potential of science and innovation (CMM December 5 2015)– which NSW’s Premier Dominic Perrottet seems to share

Back in May the state’s chief scientist issued a 20 year R&D roadmap, there were  pre-budget budget announcements for medical research and translation and in the budget itself yesterday there was $142m over four years for R&D and “innovation growth and advance collaboration” with CSIRO, universities and the private sector. Plus $342m (also four years) to commercialise products and services and support research institutions, start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs.