Monthly Archives: September 2016

Federal audit points to poor delivery of Coalition’s “r&d for profit” farm grants

A report by the Australian government auditor says a recently introduced  $190 million agricultural research grants  program is poorly designed, inefficient and imposed a “significant administrative burden” on rural research agencies. The Australian National Audit Office has also questioned “a … Continue reading

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Report urges CSIRO executives to challenge “culture” of staff activism

The CSIRO’s environmental scientists are “a distinct subculture” within the organisation, and may be defensively over-reacting to change because they’ve been “shielded” from it, says a report commissioned by the Australian science agency. Really?  Yes, and CSIRO also needs to … Continue reading

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