University research

5 September 2013

I was personally distressed to see that the work of one of our academics was on a list of topics unfairly criticised today in a Liberal Party press release, which has been reported in the media.

The academic is globally recognised as amongst the very best in the world in his field.

I want to reassure you that we will do all we can to help the federal government understand the importance of university research across all academic disciplines, and the value of the robust peer-review process at the heart of our research funding system.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Spence