Andrew Norton crunches the discipline cluster numbers
Professor Norton (now ANU) reports that in 2018 STEM received way most public money for teaching, $1.8bn. Humanities had $151m. Of course, it isn’t that bad, other HASS subjects are in different clusters. Perhaps the people who should be aggrieved are business academics. With the law schools, they score a bare $200m – despite bizoids teaching masses of students cost effectively and producing buckets of international student income, most of which, they complain, they don’t get to keep.