Perhaps the key problem from which the CSIRO has suffered …

Comment on CSIRO staff in Alice Springs protest over funding cuts by Robinoz.

Perhaps the key problem from which the CSIRO has suffered is its lack of “presence” ie, from a public relations sense.
I wonder how many of the non-scientific public (like me) really know about what the CSIRO does or achieves.
This is to some degree inferred by Dr Davies who reminds us of the organisation’s achievements. I’m reasonably well read, but can’t recall reading much about the CSIRO and its Alice Springs activities.
Public funded organisations need to show benefits for the huge amounts of taxpayers’ money poured into them and if they are perceived as non-performing, then it’s a no-brainer that one day the axe will fall.
Nobody wants to see people lose their jobs, but in today’s world, visibility is as important as being seen to achieve.

Recent Comments by Robinoz

Four more years of same-same
We needed a council that will focus on council issues and not the so-called progressive issues of gender confusion, revision of history including changing Australia Day, renaming Father’s Day, unbridled immigration, destruction of coal fired power stations and the associated “flattening” of industry as described in our inexplicable signing of the UN’s Lima Accord. It seems that’s what the people elected.

Michele Castagna, 1944 – 2016
To Lyn Watson and family, our deepest sympathies. Michelle was a true example of our human spirit and will be missed, but remembered by all with whom she came in contact.

We have four times the nation’s rate of road deaths
It would be nice to see police enforcing stop signs, failing to keep right or left when turning right or left i.e., driving into the incorrect lane after the turn at intersections like the Stuart Highway and Larapinta Drive.
The idiots who signal to turn right on the approach of a roundabout and then drive straight ahead could also stand some attention.
All of these offences indicate that either drivers don’t care about road rules, don’t know them, or are just plain sloppy. Sloppiness in one part of their driving leads to other aspects of sloppiness and eventually traffic incidents.

The green, green grass of the Stuart Highway
Well done by the police. With only two major roads in and out of the Territory, hopefully they can knock off a few more drug peddlers.

Call to show respect for the flag
Flags must be maintained in good repair also. Flags that are falling apart at the seams should not be displayed.

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