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    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    In 2000 I think....
    It was 1998.

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    But you don't even know what they do but feel for some reason that you have a right to a strong opinion about it. At least she knows what they actually do!
    Do you know what they do in detail?

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    My cousin lives in Blackwater, they had a disease outbreak in their water source, last year I think it was. They could not even let their animals drink the tap water and everyone was buying bottled water for their dogs! Most people still will only drink bottled water because they don't trust the water supply. So water science still seems pretty relevant!

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    Yes, all kinds of things, water safety in terms of drinking water, sustainability like working mining companies on how mine without poisoning the ecosystem, water management in terms of drought for drinking and for farmers etc. I think it is just such a....city thing to not be concerned about water to be honest, it is so important - it is....life!

    I absolutely don't put it past this government to cut funding for extremely important projects, and allocate funding to stupid things. Their track record speaks for itself.

    Do you not worry about water? Of anything like that? Food security? Selling Australian farms to foreign countries, so they can have enough land to accommodate their growing population but not worrying about our food security future etc?

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    Do you know what they do in detail?

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    Don't worry VP, my friend is a scientist and she explained it to me

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    LOL, I am gobsmacked that anyone would think water science a luxury. Water is our number one most precious resource. VP do you know that water, not oil, is now predicted to be a more likely cause of global warfare than oil?? Alternative energy sources can be found and used. There is no alternative to water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Some of the changes are very worrying but some are fair... I mean office of water science research...? I know there's a department of innovation out there too what a crock. Plenty of luxury BS initiatives which we can't afford are getting cut.
    I actually can't believe you think innovation is a 'crock', as well. You know how countries get rich? Through innovation.

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    I actually can't believe you think innovation is a 'crock', as well. You know how countries get rich? Through innovation.
    Of course innovation is important in an economic sense. But if we have to have a whole government department in order to encourage innovation then it won't matter because we're already fu@ked. At a time when the budget strings are tightening... And we can't have everything....To have a luxury department like this is rather spoilt.
    - meals on wheels funding being cut... FTB b being cut... No newstart for under 30's... When we still have BS government departments is a disgrace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    LOL, I am gobsmacked that anyone would think water science a luxury. Water is our number one most precious resource. VP do you know that water, not oil, is now predicted to be a more likely cause of global warfare than oil?? Alternative energy sources can be found and used. There is no alternative to water.
    Ok I will support the department of put-millions-into-researching-something-that-may-or-may-not-affect-our-kids-in-their-lifetime-instead-of-following-existing-commonsense .... If you agree to abolish all FTB and cut the single mothers pension in half.

    Ok extreme example ... And I'm not anti research... (Just anti government bureaucracy) my point is (and this is not directed at you) ... I hear a lot if whinging going on regarding the budget (much if it justified) yet no-one is putting up any alternatives to obtain budget savings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Of course innovation is important in an economic sense. But if we have to have a whole government department in order to encourage innovation then we're fu@ked. At a time when the budget strings are tightening... And we can't have everything....To have a luxury department like this is rather spoilt.
    - meals on wheels funding being cut... FTB b being cut... No newstart for under 30's... When we still have BS government departments is a disgrace.
    I have a 4 year old driving me insane at the moment so please clarify...
    Do you mean you think having water innovation and research is a luxury?

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