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Will New Government Overcome 'Symbolically Challenged' Start?

Science  27 Sep 2013:
Vol. 341, Issue 6153, pp. 1439
DOI: 10.1126/science.341.6153.1439

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Scientific leaders in Australia are quietly pleading their case to their new government, hoping to dissuade it from following through on a campaign threat to micromanage Australian Research Council grants and persuade it to shore up scientific infrastructure and participation in international science projects.

  • * Leigh Dayton is a writer in Sydney, Australia.