While Queensland Nats call for a research quality assurance agency Dan Tehan is happy with the ARC
Introducing a routine funding bill in the House yesterday the education minister was plus-size positive about work funded by the Australian Research Council. That’s funding, “awarded on the basis of a competitive peer review process.”
That’s funding for research, which is in the national, and international interest;
“researchers in universities around the country carry out research every day on different matters affecting the everyday lives of us all, not only in Australia but also right around the world. Cutting edge research is changing our world dramatically, but the incremental progress of long-term research programs is also vital for many industries, where commercial success comes from being just a cut above the rest,” Mr Tehan said.
Sounds like support for science, regardless of what upsets government backbenchers.