Job well done to the Abbott Government, their NBN plan is the equivalent of a two tin cans and a piece of string and is over budget and the rollout is way behind. Now thanks to Abbott and Co’s wonderful vision of returning to 1950’s Australia the CSIRO is having to close a lot of sites and stop a lot of research, small unimportant things like irrigation research, geothermal energy research and of course all that silly climate change and modelling research. Guess they didn’t get Uncle Tony’s memo about science being silly and that we should maybe just spend more time preying or something.
But hey, we don’t need to be on the cutting edge of Bioscience and nanoscience research, we can leave that stuff to the grown up countries, especially as we can just keep mining stuff to sell, that will last forever won’t it ????