Australian scientists are listened to by government and business, but must do more to ensure their advice and work contributes to a stronger future for Australia.
The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy and Future Fellowships schemes have won a reprieve in this year's budget.
One way to protect researchers from funding cuts in May's budget is to make sure they explain the importance of their work to a wider audience.
The Future Fellowships scheme is a great success. Scrapping it would hurt Australia's future as a smart nation.
Scrapping the ARC Future Fellowships scheme would have a significant impact on the Australian research community, with knock-on effects for innovation, the economy, and society at large.