Grading the major party’s science and research policies this election

For supporters of science and research wanting to know what the major parties have on offer in this year’s election campaign, you need go no further than here.

SciencePolicyBreakdown

Slim pickings indeed, aside from The Greens recent science package proposal. The Greens policies are thoughtful and align well with the Australian Academy of Science’s election policy recommendations. Liberal and Labor’s policies are limited token reactions to the recent McKeon NHMRC review.

I hope I will get to update the table if/when the major contenders can come up with some sensible policy for the research sector.

In the mean time, please feel free to copy and distribute the table.

THE GRADES

The Greens: Solid

Labor: Chiffon

Liberal: Gossamer

For more information:

Australian Academy of Sciences election policy recommendations

Greens Science Policy

Liberal Party health and medical research funding

Labor’s McKeon Research Package

Sydney Morning Herald coverage of Green’s science policy package

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  1. Pingback: Australian Election An Excellent Reminder That Science Policies Don’t Drive Campaigns | Pasco Phronesis

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