Group of Eight’s right message in a terrible time

The Group of Eight has managed well the politics of the pandemic, demonstrated by yesterday’s statement on India

Despite taking huge hits from the loss of international students the Eight has not been seen to put members interests above the community always supporting government and only getting cross at bureaucratic confusion (CMM March 23).

Chief Executive Vicki Thomson was on-message yesterday, expressing sympathy with members’ (mainly PG) students, stating solidarity with partner research institutions in India and setting out how its research can help with the crisis.