Medical researchers protest expected funding cuts

MEDICAL researchers across Australia today began a series of protest rallies against an expected $400 million funding cut in the May Budget.

Following months of speculation that the National Health and Medical Research Council will have its funding slashed, demonstrations are today taking place in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra with another planned in Perth on Thursday.

Many of Australia’s highest-profile research institutes were expected to participate in the protests including the Garvan Institute, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research