News • May 2023
DASSH welcomes moves to improve financial support for students in the 2023-24 Federal Budget. While the federal government has had to balance a cost of living crisis against budget repair more support is needed to increase equity and access for vulnerable students.
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»
News • March 2023
Do you know an up and coming policy researcher looking to build on their experience and expand their networks? DASSH is looking for a PhD student or recent graduate to work on our Universities Accord submission. Read the position description here and share it with your networks!
News • February 2023
Humanities, arts and social sciences graduate employment outcomes skyrocketed in 2022 according to the annual QILT Graduate Outcome Survey. Read our statement here.
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»
News • November 2022
READ President Professor Catharine Coleborne and Professor Melissa Brown, President Australian Council of Deans of Science write on the importance of disciplinary collaboration to solve ‘wicked problems’.
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.
News • October 2022
READ President Nick Bisley’s opinion piece which appeared in EduResearch Matters calling for the scrapping of the JRG.
News • October 2022
READ Employment outcomes of students enrolled in degrees in arts, social sciences and humanities have risen to 89.6 per cent – an increase of 25 percentage points. This figure challenges the assumptions behind the Federal Government’s Job-Ready Graduates package.