Citrus growers vow to fight CSIRO lab...

Citrus growers vow to fight CSIRO lab closure

There are 4 comments on the The Age story from May 25, 2008, titled Citrus growers vow to fight CSIRO lab closure. In it, The Age reports that:

FRUSTRATED citrus growers have vowed to fight CSIRO plans to axe the 89-year-old Merbein horticultural research laboratory near Mildura, saying it will devastate research into essential regional industries.

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#1 Jun 12, 2008
I am interested in the local history of Mildura and regions during World War II. It was a terrible time everywhere....and this region of the state more than likely had its share of suffering at this time. The poll serves to provide a register of those who remember those times.


Since: Jun 08


#2 Jun 13, 2008
Who would've thought there was so much to growing and selling oranges! Seems a shame for the locals to lose what they had, but surely there's a better use for CSIRO resources.
high rises on the range

Brisbane, Australia

#3 Jun 13, 2008
The CSIRO is a government organisation that essentially is a shelter for post graduate academics, in an environment that is similar to their old school days. If you ever have the privelidge of walking through your local DPI or CSIRO as I have, you will find many leisure magazines, refrigerators stocked with alcohol and confectioneries, gadgets and toys, even game consoles. More government cars of just about every make and model you can think of, obviously supplied according to private preference. Not to discredit the research and important work that is undertaken in these institutions, but I thought politicians had it good. Check out the climatology department... it going to be fine or wet next week? It is truly a sick joke...believe me. I was there just today.


Since: Jun 08


#4 Jun 15, 2008
Public service at it's best. Some things don't change.

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