$2bn quantum, solar bets missed formal national interest test

Brandon How

Multi-billion dollar support packages for quantum computing and solar panels were not subject to the final ‘national interest’ framework document set up to guide the use of taxpayers’ money in the Future Made in Australia agenda.

This was despite the initiatives being announced as part of the push in the lead up to the Budget, raising questions at Senate estimates on Monday about whether consistent rigour had been applied.

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