Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Orwellian night moves?

The recent ARC funding round has been much much lower than anyone really expected - approximately 16-17%). The grants for Education research in the whole of Australia can be counted on two hands. People are trying to make sense of what happened. Stuart Macintyre has a few ideas and they are worth some careful investigation.

"A committee appointed by the minister, meeting in secret, is vetting acadmic applications."

This 'minister' is of course, the Hon. Dr Brendan Nelson.

I'm lamenting my future already.



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