Go8 on-line opinions

The ever-understated Group of Eight announces its own podcast series featuring “Australia’s academic leaders and decision makers” who will “tell the stories that Australians want to hear”

Including Australians in the Min Wing of parliament. “There is nothing in the government’s federal budget that does not need universities to make it happen … we are part of the narrative, we are a really essential part of government policy,” Go8 ED Vicki Thomson says in the first episode.

First-up in the fortnightly series is Ms Thomson talking about allegations of foreign interference in universities.

Smart stuff – another way for the Go8 to present itself as the voice of the universities that do the serious work in research and policy. And it will intensify the policy podcast content race – the Australian Technology Network already produces its own Perspectives.