Tagged: Tony Abbott

The Sixth Extinction - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jun 16, 2014

Elizabeth Kolbert’s recent book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History is science journalism of a high order. As with her earlier notable book on climate change, Field Notes from a Catastrophe, she includes lively narrative accounts of her visits to places around the world where scientists are at work and communicates the import of their […] … Read More

$20bn for Medical Research! - Kidney Punch

John Pickering May 15, 2014

Alas, not in New Zealand, but close … our Australian counterparts in medical research appear on the face of it to have scored big in what appears otherwise to be a grim Australian budget.  An AUD$20bn medical research “future fund” is to be established. This effectively means that by 2022-3 there will be twice the … Continue reading → … Read More

The Climate Show #35: elections, extremes and a big wind - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Sep 19, 2013

We’re running a bit late with this one: recorded last week before the big wind left Gareth powerless for six days (a bit like Glenn’s PC), John Cook ruminates on the result of the Australian election, the boys marvel at the Mail’s myth making about Arctic sea ice, and look forward to the release of […] … Read More

Aussie bid to boost science literacy, engagement - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Aug 12, 2010

As Australia rolls towards a Federal election a fair amount of pork barrel politicking is underway as Prime Minister Julia Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott fight to swing the divided electorate their way. Still, there hasn’t been much for science, the only significant thing outlined in Labor’s science policy released this week being the A$21 million Inspiring … Read More