The Government announced something to the tune of $234 million in new funding for science and R&D initiatives this morning, initiatives that will be included in the Budget on May 20.

Businesses now have no excuse not to show some interest in R&D – there’ll even be a national network of commercialisation centres to help them translate their ideas into money-making ventures.

The Government also showed its taste for classic prog-rock reverting to Pink Floyd’s iconic Dark Side of the Moon cover for inspiration for its science and innovation strategy booklet. Check out the resulting artwork:

govt science

And the Floyd…


I wonder if it was the tune to Money, Us & Them or Brain Damage they had in mind?