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CSIRO diverts money from old wool machinery to research
06
Mar '13
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia's national science agency, has diverted the money it received by selling old wool processing machinery to fund new research and textile projects.
 
CSIRO has decommissioned its wool equipments at Belmont laboratories in Geelong, Victoria, and about 85 machinery lots were sold for around Au$ 500,000 to several organizations and industry.
 
Sustainable Wool in Australia Group (SWAG) had argued that CSIRO had used hundreds of millions of dollars in wool levies, and hence the wool processing machinery be handed back to the wool growers, for preserving wool history in Australia.
 
However, CSIRO said it needs funds and a part of the money raised from the sale of machinery would be used in new textile projects, including a new fibre research, which is being undertaken in collaboration with Deakin University.
 

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