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Science in the 2019 Federal Budget

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The Australian Academy of Science has broken down initiatives in the 2019 Federal Budget. Major science initiatives announced or elaborated in the Budget include:

  • $56.4 million over three years to the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation to support nuclear medicine production, critical radioactive waste management and nuclear decommissioning activities, and asset management. The Government will also provide an equity injection of $56 million to ensure the continued protection of both the community and the environment.
  • $25 million over four years for a coasts, environment and climate science research and education centre at Point Nepean, Victoria. The Centre will be led by Monash University and include an interdisciplinary research facility on marine and coastal ecosystems, climate science and environmental management.
  • $15.1 million over three years to expand Questacon’s education and outreach activities.
  • $3.4 million over four years to support women in STEM through the SAGE Initiative and a digital National Awareness Raising Initiative led by the Women in STEM Ambassador Professor Lisa Harvey Smith.
  • $19.5 million over four years to establish a Space Infrastructure Fund.
  • $5 million over two years to build the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory to allow the University of Melbourne to join the...

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