Boston, United States
Vicki Thomson, Chief Executive – Key Note Address - 18 June 2018
Australian University Sector – At the Policy and Political Mercy of ‘Fake Data’
Thankyou…and thankyou for inviting me to speak
An Australian presence at Edudata conferences has become a given.
It is one which the Go8 appreciates, and it is, to me, an important, worthwhile, and always stimulating forum to be part of.
The Group of Eight (Go8), which represents Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, has welcomed the decision of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) to hold hearings into the amendments suggested by the Attorney General’s department to the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme (FITS) Bill.
As noted previously, the Go8 considers these amendments to be measured and sensible, and in line with the numerous discussions the Go8 has had with the Attorney General, his office and his department.
The Group of Eight (Go8), which represents Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, has welcomed the statement by the Attorney-General, the Hon. Christian Porter MP, regarding recommendations to amend the draft Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill, currently under consideration by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS).
Group of Eight (Go8) submission to Review of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012
The Group of Eight (Go8) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Review of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (DTC Act), on behalf of its members who may also make individual submissions.
Canberra Giveth, and Taketh Away – Vicki Thomson, CE, Go8
The Turnbull government’s 2018 budget for higher education is a mixed bag. On the one hand we have a budget that leaves in place comprehensive funding cuts and introduces what can be described only as a new tax, and on the other we have funding certainty for research infrastructure and an ongoing commitment to medical research.
Australia’s leading research-intensive universities say the Government’s long-awaited response to the 2016 Research Infrastructure Roadmap underscores the critical value of research to the national economy.
The Group of Eight’s (Go8) Chief Executive, Vicki Thomson, said collectively and individually, the Go8 universities have a significant role in leading, developing and managing Australia’s major national research infrastructure facilities.
11 May 2018
Putting post-secondary education front and centre of nation’s future a welcome shift - Group of Eight
Australia’s leading research-intensive universities have welcomed the Federal Opposition’s commitment to put post-secondary education front and centre of our nation’s future with a commitment to ensuring our universities remain accessible to all who have the ‘ability and dedication’.
10 May 2018
Go8 welcomes MRFF funding announcements
The Group of Eight (Go8), which represents Australia’s leading research-intensive universities welcomes the strategic and sensible Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Budget announcement of funding for long-term projects as part of a $6 billion investment in health and medical research.
Go8 members invest some $2 billion each year in medical research and win some 63 per cent of competitive NHMRC funding. They also educate over 60 per cent of Australia’s doctors.