Friday, September 14, 2018
It Seems South Australia Has Better Things To Do Than To Send Money To The ADHA.
This appeared last week:
State budget funds Australian Space Innovation Precinct
04 September, 2018 19:51
South Australia’s government has set aside funding to develop the ‘Australian Space Innovation Precinct’ at Lot Fourteen (the former Royal Adelaide Hospital site) as part its efforts to lure the Australian Space Agency to the state.
The state budget, handed down today provides $200,000 in 2018-19 and a further $356,000 a year over three years from 2019-20.
The site will be developed to make it “a perfect location to house the Australian Space Agency, as well as other key space sector organisations,” budget documents state.
The federal government in September announced it wouldas part of a push to boost the domestic space industry.
This year’s federal budget includedto “grow the Australian space industry,” including $26 million to help launch the agency which will “coordinate domestic space activities for Australia”.
The agency formally began operating on 1 July.
Other budget measures include:
• $4.2 million over two years to upgrade the SA Computer Aided Dispatch system (SACAD).
• $9 million over two years to upgrade security systems at the Northfield Prison site to digital electronic security systems.
• $950,000 for a mobile phone jamming pilot targeting prisons.
• $5.5 million in 2019-20, and $1 million a from 2020-21 for real-time prescription monitoring, and a $6.9 million over three years in support for the Australian Digital Health Agency.
• $2.6 million in 2018-19 and ongoing funding of $866 000 a year from 2019-20 for a replacement to Alert SA.
• $190,000 in 2018-19 to equip surf life saving clubs with drones for shark spotting.
The full article is here:
So the ADHA gets $3.3M per year from SA.
Pro-rata based on an SA population of 1.75M that means the ADHA is up for about $47M in total per annum.
That, with nothing else is hardly 1/3 of the opt-out marketing budget they talk about of $114M.
Here is the link:
It seems likely the new SA Government (Liberal) are not big time committed supporters of the ADHA with such a measly contribution.
Posted by Dr David G More MB PhD at Friday, September 14, 2018