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.
Research infrastructure investment plan underscores value of research to Australia’s economy
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.
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.
9 May 2018
Research infrastructure funding a win, but R&D Tax Incentive an economic opportunity missed
The Group of Eight (Go8) which represents Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, has welcomed the Budget announcement of additional research infrastructure funding.
The Group of Eight (Go8), which represents Australia’s eight leading research-intensive universities, and the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) are proud to announce that they have today signed a three-year collaboration agreement.
Go8 Chief Executive, Ms Vicki Thomson said the agreement will facilitate policy dialogue and engagement to promote more equitable outcomes for students from low socio-economic backgrounds and from regional and remote locations.
9 April 2018
Go8 to undertake first-in-Australia survey of PhD graduate outcomes and economic benefits
The Group of Eight (Go8), which comprises Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, has invited more than 20,000 of its PhD graduates to provide information on their career outcomes at three, eight and 15 years after degree completion.
26 March 2018
GROUP OF EIGHT BACKS NATIONAL REGIONAL HIGHER EDUCATION STRATEGY BILL
Australia’s leading research-intensive universities have backed a push by the Independent Member for Indi, Ms. Cathy McGowan for the establishment of a National Regional Higher Education Strategy.
Poverty should not be a barrier to a university education – Group of Eight
Australia’s leading universities say a new Equity and Innovation Panel announced by the Federal Government this week is an important step in addressing equity and access to Australia’s university sector.
NEW GLOBAL TALENT VISA KEY TO COMPETITIVE RESEARCH TALENT WAR – GROUP OF EIGHT
Australia’s leading research intensive universities say the Global Talent Scheme visa trial announced today by the Federal Government is strong recognition that as a nation we must remain competitive in the war for global talent if we are to advance our economy.
The Group of Eight (Go8), which invests some $6 billion in research annually, says the scheme will enable universities, businesses and start-ups to attract highly talented and ‘in demand’ individuals to Australia.