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Money for telescopes and vaccines is great, but the budget’s lack of basic science funding risks leaving Australia behind

More needs to be allocated to fundamental science research.

Artist's impression of the 5km diameter central core of Square Kilometre Array (SKA) antennas. There is a large orange dirty area. Hundrests of white dishes are on the ground. The sky is blue
Artist's impression of the 5km diameter central core of Square Kilometre Array (SKA) antennas. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.