Research funding in Australia

Submission to the Inquiry into Australia’s Research Funding as conducted by the House Standing Committee on Education, Employment and Training

The George Institute welcomes the opportunity to make this submission to the Inquiry into the efficiency, effectiveness and coherency of Australian Government funding for research. Australia has a world leading track record health and medical research, recognising its fundamental role in improving health outcomes and creating a sustainable, quality health system for the benefit of all Australians. To ensure research can have the greatest impact, it is critical that the Government maximises the return on investment of every research dollar.