Same money, different spending

In an admirably economic budget announcement the government promises critical minerals research and development funding by “re-purposing” previous commitments

It’s for the Australian Critical Minerals Research and Development Hub which will have $50.5m in the budget. It will draw together expertise in CSIRO, ANSTO and GeoScience Australia.

Presumably the Hub will be included in consultations for the “refresh” of the National Critical Minerals Strategy, which the coalition government launched in March. Consultation run to December.