We have a real opportunity to get this funding for the CSIRO reinstated – but only if Prime Minister Turnbull knows we haven't forgotten about the cuts!

From the moment Mr Turnbull announced his new Cabinet, he's been waxing lyrical about the importance of science, technology and innovation. But until the funding for the CSIRO is fully reinstated, Australia remains in the grip of Abbott's anti-science, pro-fossil fuel agenda.

The research carried out by the CSIRO is critical for the development of clean energy technologies and innovative solutions for tackling climate change. Coal lobbyists and vested interests have money, but science will always have the facts.

Right now, the world is facing a renewable technology boom, but without sufficient funding to science and innovation, Australia remains held back. Will you sign the petition now?