Science & Research
Science, technology and innovation are crucial to Australia's current and future prosperity
Adam is a fierce advocate for the importance of scientific research and the need for it to be adequately funded and supported.
While Australia’s expenditure on R&D as a proportion of GDP has increased, we are still below the OECD average and a long way from where we should be, which is up around 3% like Japan and Germany.
The government needs to make a commitment to increased R&D funding and set a national goal of at least 3% of GDP. That will require an increase in public funding but also a greater contribution from the private sector as well.
17 Apr 2013
Adam Bandt says the government must boost CSIRO funding to stave off possible job cuts.
05 Apr 2013
The Australian Greens have welcomed the release of the Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia, chaired by...
08 Mar 2013
Australian Greens Deputy Leader and science and research spokesperson Adam Bandt backed calls by health and medical researchers...
21 Feb 2013
Adam Bandt says the Greens want to see the mining tax fixed before considering any changes to R&D.
17 Feb 2013
Labor's industry plan lacks guts, Adam Bandt said today. Major projects, including the big miners, should have to do more than ...
07 Feb 2013
Adam Bandt, has criticised Labor for refusing to allow a vote on his motion to protect science and research funding from budget cuts.
30 Jan 2013
Adam has welcomed Tony Abbott's commitment to quarantine health and medical research from funding cuts.
22 Oct 2012
Today's projected budget surplus is on the back of single parents, trainees and apprentices, researchers and job-seekers.
19 Oct 2012
Adam Bandt says other areas of science and research are still at risk, after the government lifted a freeze on medical reserach funding.
17 Oct 2012
The government's failure to rule out science Budget cuts in the upcoming MYEFO is of great concern, Greens Deputy Leader Adam B...