Scientists disappointed, not surprised, at Budget's shrinking science funds

Scientists disappointed, not surprised, at Budget's shrinking science funds
Scientists weren't expecting anything "shiny" in the Budget. (Image: Malaghan Institute)
Greg Hurrell
A funding increase for geological hazards is one bright spot for science funding in a Budget otherwise marked by cuts to the sector.Scientists spoken to by BusinessDesk were generally disappointed but unsurprised by the Budget.The government has allocated $107 million over four years from 2025 to be shared among GeoNet for earthquake, volcano, tsunami and landslide monitoring, the National Seismic Hazard Model, and the 24/7 National Geohazards Monitoring Centre.The funding for the projects is ongoing in place of previously time-limited funding....

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