Dosh of the day

Queensland’s lottery provider is promoting its support for Uni Queensland’s School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences research on funnel web spider venom for heart attack and stroke patients. Late last month the Lottery kicked in $500 000.

“A lot of Australians don’t realise that when they play Australia’s Official Lotteries – they’re contributing to important things, like research that could mend damaged hearts” the lotteristas announce.

“Not that worse odds than NHMRC grants” cynics suggest.