Science and Technology Australia compares parties

STA does not endorse a party but its friends will work out what the lobby thinks

Science and Technology Australia says the major party’s positions demonstrate “clear differences in their approach and vision.” The peak lobby surveyed the coalition, Labor and the Greens on science and technology policy to conclude;

* the coalition proposes business as usual on the basis of its 2017 science statement

* Labor is committed to 3 per cent GDP target for R&D, its system-wide research review plus a return to demand driven funding of undergraduate paces

* the Greens, “have laid out an ambitious approach to STEM,” including 4 per cent of GDP going to R&D.

STA president Emma Johnston (UNSW) urges electors, “to examine candidates’ support and vision for science and technology when casting their vote.”



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