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Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens' Leader
With conservative governments at the Federal and State level ignoring climate science and overseeing cuts to the State's world class scientific institutions, hundreds of Tasmanians joined the global March for Science today.
Hobart is a globally recognised hub of Antarctic and Southern Ocean science. Something of which we can be immensely proud, but this expertise and our reputation is under assault at a time when we should be increasing funding of public good science.
Cassy O'Connor MP | Greens Leader and Climate Change spokesperson
With the Turnbull Government axing potentially more than 100 Tasmanian CSIRO jobs, it's reasonable to ask whether the Premier is doing anything to stand up for local scientists and protect Tasmania's reputation as a global climate science hub.
The marine and atmospheric science division of CSIRO in Hobart is set to shed some of the world's most respected scientific minds and yet we haven't heard a squeak of protest from the Premier or his Liberal colleagues.