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Australian science – compromised by political pressure

February 12th, 2006 · No Comments

It turns out that science is political.

In this article, CSIRO scientists talk about how elements of Australia’s Government are putting pressure on their work.

Will our scientists have the courage to call the world as they see it? Or will our science be increasingly censored by meddling politicians?

Commenting on similar concerns in America, a senior NASA scientist has called political interference in science ‘a recipe for environmental disaster’.

Will our community stand up for independent science?

Or will we be too busy watching TV to care?

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