Labour slams Act's laissez-faire science policies as "ungrounded in reality"

Labour slams Act's laissez-faire science policies as "ungrounded in reality"
Callaghan Innovation distributes grants to technology-based businesses for research and development. (Image: Getty)
Greg Hurrell
The government has slammed Act’s plans to scrap Callaghan Innovation, and says its laissez-faire thinking is anti-science and ungrounded in reality.Callaghan Innovation, set up in 2013, was a brainchild of the previous National government, and has received broad bipartisan support. National has refused to make any comment on Act’s policy on Callaghan Innovation, which distributes grants to technology-based businesses for research and development and commercialisation opportunities.Act referred to Callaghan Innovation in its Aug...

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