Budget 2014: Scientific, environment organisations respond to planned cuts

2014-06-01 07:40 by Anja Reitz

Scientists say Treasurer Joe Hockey's plans to cut funding to programs and abolish environmental bodies will be crippling.

Despite the widespread cuts, Environment Minister Greg Hunt says a funding allocation to Australia's Antarctic programs will improve scientific research and services to the region.


The Federal Government has cut more than $110 million to the budget of Australia's national science organisation.


source: ABC News, Jake Sturmer, Lexi Metherell and Alex McDonald, 14 May 2014


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