In Broadmeadows, on Melbourne’s outer industrial edge, last Friday a new $257 million biotech research and development facility specialising in a range of life-saving drug therapies for rare and serious diseases, including cancer, was unveiled.
As the former Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, and a backer of the project when it was first announced in 2010, I was delighted to be there and to see the results of Labor’s $50 million co-investment in CSL Behring’s new, world-class facility.Read more
The results of Labor’s support for strategic co-investment were on display today at the official opening of CSL’s $257 million Biotechnology Manufacturing Facility in Broadmeadows, Victoria.
Federal Labor and Labor State Government co-investment was instrumental in realising the project. In 2010, the Federal Labor Government committed $30 million to the project, and the Victorian State Labor Government almost $20 million.Read more
“The Coalition has no plans to increase university fees.”
[CHRISTOPHER PYNE - MEDIA RELEASE - 26 AUGUST 2012]
The Abbott Government will go back on its word not to slug students with higher university costs as Education Minister Christopher Pyne prepares the ground for fee deregulation.
Despite earlier promises not to raise fees, it is now clear that the Abbott Government plans to shift a larger burden of university costs on to students and their families.Read more
Budget cuts to long-term innovation and industry assistance programs will come at a cost to the nation’s economy, Shadow Research, Innovation and Industry Minister Senator Kim Carr warned today.
“There is widespread anxiety in the business community and start-up sector that the Abbott Government will slash programs which support innovation and business growth in the Australian economy,” Senator Carr said.Read more
The Abbott Government’s Commission of Audit recommendations would sound the death toll for Australian manufacturing, sending thousands of Australian jobs offshore, Shadow Industry Minister Senator Kim Carr warned today.
“These proposals would undermine our capacity to export goods and services, and replace it with a blueprint to export jobs,” Senator Carr said.Read more
The Abbott Government is set to shift a larger burden of the cost of higher education on to the shoulders of students and their families.
If, as seems likely, the Government accepts the recommendations of the Kemp-Norton review, the inevitable outcome is clear privatisation of higher education by stealth.Read more