News • September 2023
After consultation with members in person and online, we’ve made our submission to the Universities Accord Panel in response to its Interim Report. We encourage you to read it, but we know you’re busy, so we’ve made things easy and summarised it here. We encourage you to share this with your networks! Thank you to… Continue Reading»
Submissions • April 2023
The proposed Universities Accord comes at a critical time. Among the many challenges facing the country two stand out as of particular significance: the transition to becoming a genuinely knowledge-based economy and the retention of our vibrant multicultural democracy in an era of rising authoritarianism and declining public trust. Universities, and in particular the arts,… Continue Reading»
Submissions • December 2022
An independent review into the Australian Research Council Act 2001 considered the role and purpose of the ARC within the university research system so it can meet current and future needs. The Review considered how the ARC’s legislation can be developed to provide clarity on objectives and processes to drive renewed focus within the organisation.… Continue Reading»
Submissions • November 2022
The Productivity Commission was asked to review Australia’s productivity performance and recommend a roadmap to assist governments to make productivity-enhancing reforms. This Inquiry is the second in a series, undertaken at 5 yearly intervals – the previous Inquiry was completed in 2017.
Submissions • August 2022
The National Cultural Policy—Revive: a place for every story, a story for every place was released in January 2022 with a call for feedback. The Deans and Directors of Creative Arts and DASSH made a joint submission. Revive is a 5-year plan to renew and revive Australia’s arts, entertainment and cultural sector. It aims to… Continue Reading»
Submissions • April 2022
The Australian Research Council released the ERA 2023 Benchmarking and Rating Scale Consultation Paper in 2022. It sought responses to proposed improvements to the ERA methodology to be adopted for ERA 2023. Including two options for a new ERA rating scale and supporting benchmarks with increased granularity at the top end of the scale and… Continue Reading»
Submissions • February 2022
The Bill amends the Australian Research Council Act 2001 to remove ministerial discretion in relation to the approval of research grants administered by the Australian Research Council.The Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH) supports this Bill amendment and is calling for the Ministerial right to veto individual ARC Discovery Grants… Continue Reading»
Submissions • December 2021
The 2021 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap was developed by an Expert Working Group led by Dr Ziggy Switkowski, AO. The Roadmap outlines national research infrastructure required over the coming decade to maintain research excellence, increase innovation and translation research outcome and address emerging research challenges.
Submissions • April 2021
A consultation paper was released on Friday 26 February 2021 outlining the issues, missions, rationale, and design elements of a university research commercialisation scheme, and invited submissions from interested parties and members of the public. Submissions closed on Friday 9 April 2021.
Submissions • March 2021
The Academy of Social Sciences in Australia asked stakeholders to identify critical issues for the social sciences to operate and deliver at their full potential.The final report identified 26 area-specific priorities, addressed in the sector snapshots, that relate to different parts of the social science ecosystem. Addressing these priorities through strategic and coordinated activity will… Continue Reading»
Submissions • October 2020
The National Priorities and Industry Linkage Fund is a part of the Job-ready Graduates package of higher education reforms. The NPILF allocates grants to universities to help engage industry to produce job-ready graduates. It focuses on the following three priorities: increase the number of internships, practicums, and other innovative approaches to work-integrated learning, increase the… Continue Reading»
Submissions • October 2020
Australia’s cultural and creative industries and institutions were investigated by a Parliamentary inquiry. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts heard evidence on the benefits the arts bring to Australia, and the significant impacts that COVID-19 has had on this important industry.