[ASC-list] Funding for "Inspiring Australia" recommendations

Toss Gascoigne director at tossgascoigne.com.au
Fri Aug 13 07:48:18 UTC 2010

Hi ASCers

Some people were disappointed when this year's budget failed to
provide funding for the recommendations of "Inspiring Australia", the
report into science communication.

The Government has now provided $21 million to implement some
recommendations from the report, in an election policy announced on 10

Among other things, it will fund:
* the PM's Prize for Science
* the Eureka Prizes
* National Science Week
* Science events and activities around Australia
* Promotion of science through the media

The three-page policy is at:


The money is coming from cuts to other activities, such as the CRC
program.  There is no new money.

The Liberals have not yet released their science policy, but Shadow  
Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Sophie  
Mirabella MP, has said they will do so before the election.

Toss Gascoigne

Toss Gascoigne and Associates
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P. 02 6249 7400
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