Special Collections at Murdoch University

Special Collections at Murdoch University

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Boffins get a blast

(1984) Boffins get a blast. The West Australian, 5 March 1984. [Publication] [Special Collections]


The Minister for Science and Technology, Mr Jones has criticised Australian scientists for being extraordinarily silent on issues affecting their country's futures. Alan Jones addressed graduating science students at the University of Sydney, stating that universities and the scientific community have taken a profile so low as to be indistinguishable from the horizon. Mr Jones said that scientists and engineers were rare in Australian parliaments and preferred to "beaver away at their expertise".

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1984 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58803
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