The Group of Eight (Go8) welcomes the opportunity to comment on the Report of the R&D Tax Incentive Review.
The Go8 institutions may make individual and more detailed responses to the report and therefore the Go8 response is deliberately high-level.
The Go8 represents Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, accounting for over two-thirds of Australian university research activity, spending around $6 billion per year on research with the Go8 investing $3 billion annually in applied research and experimental development.
The Group of Eight, (Go8) Australia’s group of leading research intensive Universities, sees considerable value in the Coalition $31.2 million commitment to internships and post school career advice for female undergraduates interested in pursuing careers in STEM.
The Group of Eight (Go8) has today convened a meeting in Canberra of its commercialisation executives from around Australia. The meeting is being attended by a number of its Vice Chancellors and DVC-s Research. Throughout the course of the day the group will also meet with Ministers and departmental representatives.
Group of Eight Universities a “top 30 company”
If the Group of Eight (Go8) was a company it would be in Australia’s top 30. The Go8 has set out its business strengths at a reception at Parliament House Canberra.
“For the benefit of our students and our researchers, we consider it important that our business strengths, our economic voice was heard, and we intend to keep promoting this position,” says Go8 Chief Executive Vicki Thomson.
The Group of Eight (Go8) is today progressing its International innovation and industry collaboration agenda, hosting a high-level French business delegation at Melbourne University.
As Australia’s group of leading research universities, the Go8 has been driving the sector’s support of the Australian Government’s innovation and industry engagement policy.
The Group of Eight (Go8), Australia’s group of leading research intensive universities welcomes the Government’s positive response to “The Review of Research Policy and Funding Arrangements” carried out by Dr Ian Watt.
“The Watt Review has made pertinent suggestions regarding the future of research funding and it is a positive step that the Government has been willing to endorse them,” says Vicki Thomson, Chief Executive of the Go8.
The Australian, 16 March 2015
By Stefanie Balogh and Sarah Martin
THE push to deregulate tertiary fees and “liberate’’ universities will not be abandoned by the government even if the Senate votes down changes this week.
As one of Labor’s most senior figures, Peter Beattie, warns that failure to act means Australia will be left behind, Tony Abbott said yesterday he remained “very committed’’ to the changes that would remove the “dead hand of Canberra” from fees.