Group of Eight (Go8) SUPPLEMENTARY submission to Review of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012
I write further to the Go8’s 31 May 2018 submission to the Review of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012, to provide a supplementary response, following on your invitation of 19 June 2018 seeking additional views.
I understand you are calling for views on issues and proposals raised during the initial consultation period, and would now like to specifically address the submission made to the Review by the Department of Defence (DoD).
10 July 2018
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training Inquiry into Funding Australia’s Research
The Group of Eight (Go8) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the House of Representatives Inquiry into Funding Australia’s Research, on behalf of its members who may also make individual submissions.
12 July 2018
Go8 supports the Varghese India Economic Strategy – a helpful template for growth in India
The Group of Eight (Go8), which is comprised of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, is pleased to have its India development strategy endorsed so comprehensively within the “India Economic Strategy” released today.
6 July 2018
Drop in Government investment in R&D is a bad result: Go8
The Group of Eight (Go8) – an alliance of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities – notes with disappointment the release of figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) that show that State and Commonwealth Government investment in Research and Development (R&D) in 2016-17 dropped to a decadal low of 0.19% of GDP.
Vicki Thomson, Chief Executive of the Go8, says that this continues a more than worrying trend of R&D investment in Australia.
2 July 2018
Go8 signs letter of intent to establish two-way pilot research mobility program with France
In Paris today, the Group of Eight (Go8) set out its intention to develop a two-way research mobility program with France.
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).