As short-sighted politicians cut its budget, IP might provide some relief for cash-strapped CSIRO 09 Jun 14
Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is one of the country’s great success stories. It was established as a publicly funded agency in 1926 and is a world-class R&D institution, operating out of dozens of sites in Australia and employing thousands of highly-skilled scientists and engineers. It has done globally important work in areas as diverse as agriculture, IT, climate change and life sciences. Now, however, CSIRO is having its funding cut, forcing retrenchment in sectors of coverage and staff numbers.
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