Barnaby Joyce: friend to research

The member for New England is pleased indeed with funding

There are four Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards for University of New England staffers and the local member likes them.

“The research projects will address issues that are relevant to our community. … These are world-leading research projects, led by academics right here on our doorstep, addressing important issues that will make a real difference to every Australian,” Mr Joyce said yesterday, in a joint statement with Education Minister Dan Tehan.

It’s part of Mr Tehan’s policy of enlisting Coalition members in the cause of research funding by giving them announcement glory.

The four projects should appeal to Mr Joyce’s constituents; Deborah Bower will research farm dam management, Priscilla Gerber will work on respiratory disease in poultry, Benjamin Henderson, will create a policy strategy for carbon neutral agriculture by 2040.

Work by Valentina Gosetti, will surely resonate for My Joyce, “prominent regional voices swept aside by the powerful forces constructing national identity.”


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