The Abbott government's $111 million budget cut to the CSIRO will mean job losses for 489 researchers and support staff by mid-next year. It's a lobotomy of Australia's intellect, and a savage pruning of our nation's ability to be a developed, knowledge-based economy. First the Abbott government removed the title of science minister (the first time it has occurred in 80 years) and folds it into the portfolio of Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane,
“There are no such things as limits to growth, because there are no limits to the human capacity for intelligence, imagination, and wonder.”
- U.S. President Ronald Reagan
In 1972, Club of Rome produced a famous report “The Limits to Growth”.
Former Australian football player Sam Kekovich has been accused by animal rights activists of accepting "blood money" for an ad campaign in which he urges people to eat more lamb.
As a planet, we're not eating enough lamb," Kekovich says.
The campaign is on behalf of Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA).
The CSIRO recently released their Home Energy Saving Handbook – How to save energy, save money and reduce your carbon footprint.