Gravestones: Publicly funded research underpins the knowledge economy

“Australia has a long and inglorious record of establishment by governments of valuable, valued and successful science-based initiatives … only to later abolish them. The results are loss of focus, loss of group knowledge, loss of expertise, loss of analytical capability, wasted effort and resources, wasted expenditure and – most of all – wasted opportunity.”

So commences a draft paper by member David Marlow. The Tables from his manuscript are available at Gravestones . Mr Marlow seeks critical comment from those who have personal knowledge of these organisations. See dedicated page for contact details.