Hilmer: Unis should copy approach of mining industry

“… Mr Hilmer, who is also Chair of the Group of Eight (Go8) universities, has told the National Press Club in Canberra that universities have not traditionally been strong advocates, but that the time has come for them to ‘play in the public policy field a lot more aggressively’. ‘I think we’re getting closer to a time where we’ve got to do pretty much what the mining industry did – just say “no”, take out ads and be absolutely vocal. And if we did that I think we would be listened to’ …” (more)

[Justin Norrie, The Conversation, 25 July]

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