Cash to keep research rolling

Medical research institutes want better access to JobKeeper funds 

The Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes argues that the 15 per cent drop in income for charities to qualify should apply to its fundraising income and exclude tied grants from government.

“In some cases, we are already seeing more than a 30 per cent drop off in fundraising in our institutes, which is a lifeline to many of us. Without the gap funding and our support staff the wheels fall off and our day to day research can’t function,” warns AAMRI president Jonathan Carapetis.