Gravestones: Public research underpins the knowledge economy – David Marlow

“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 paper by member David Marlow. The paper has been published in Proceedings 124 of the Society’s journal. Mr Marlow seeks critical comment from those who have personal knowledge of these organisations. See dedicated page for contact details.