Greens Deputy Leader and Science & Research spokesperson, Adam Bandt, has criticised Labor for refusing to allow a vote on his motion to protect science and research funding from budget cuts.
"Parliament was due to vote today on an important Greens motion to protect science and research funding from further budget cuts. The motion had the support of the cross-bench and the Coalition and was set to pass," said Mr Bandt.
"Late last night, Labor pulled the motion off the daily program."
"Labor is either chicken or has something to hide about the upcoming Budget."