Federal Ag Minister is forcing staff of Rural R&D Corporations out of Canberra. There are three problems here:
* is is working on the basis that rural towns need Govt help, such as transferring in public servants. They would be much better building up local businesses.
* good people wont want to work in the Rural R&D Corporations as a move out of Canberra will be too disruptive
* all this at a time when the Rural R&D Corporations need radical reform. They are geared towards industries and commodities. We need an ag R&D support system aimed at companies and products.