Our campaign to respect research just got a big boost. Yesterday the Australian Senate backed our pledge and called on the government to protect research funding from cuts in May’s Federal Budget.
More than 10,000 people like you have signed the pledge and made a difference. Imagine the impact if we can get to 100,000.
The Federal Budget is just over one month away. The talk has begun that the government is considering cuts to research but now the Senate has put the government on notice that any cuts will face strong opposition.
We’ve got the government’s attention but now we need to put the pressure on. The more people we get to support the pledge the more Tony Abbott will know there is strong support for research, making it harder for him to cut research in the Budget.