While the Commonwealth is stumping up for hospitals, which the states run, states are piling into the political positives of medical research, which the Commonwealth mainly funds
There’s $270m in the imminent NSW budget for medical research including $143m for a biomedical research partnership between Uni Sydney and neighbouring Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.
This is on top of $119m over ten years for an RNA research translation project (CMM June 14).
Medical research is always electorally popular (“cure for cancer” is a message that resonates with voters). The extraordinary pace at which Covid vaccines are created adds to it.