NSW Government announces yet more for medical research

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.