Category Archives: Uncategorized

Public Universities Australia calls for urgent university governance reform

                                                                                    Media Release 25 May 2022 Public Universities Australia calls for urgent university governance reform Public Universities Australia welcomes the change of the Australian Government and looks forward to working with the new education minister on improving the public … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Public Universities Australia calls for urgent university governance reform

Community Response to Ministerial Interference

Update: Australian Research Council Amendment (EnsuringResearch Independence) Bill 2018 Firstly, we thank everyone who submitted this inquiry because significant changes can only happen with our collective effort. For autonomy, our respective organisations had made individual submissions that can be found … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Community Response to Ministerial Interference

How to respond to the declining role of the arts and humanities in universities

2022-03-24 13.02.10 How to respond to the declining role of the arts and humanities in universities (video and audio) A national panel discussion: causation, challenges, and responses. Organised by the Departmental Integrity and Diversity Committee of the University of Sydney … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to respond to the declining role of the arts and humanities in universities

Re: “PM explains: there are unis and there are unis”

Original article On the 15th of March 2022, the Campus Morning Mail (CMM) reported comments made by Prime Minister Scott Morrison during his visit to the University of Newcastle from the previous day. First, he praised the University of Newcastle … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Re: “PM explains: there are unis and there are unis”

Submission: Australian Research Council Amendment (Ensuring Research Independence) Bill 2018 – PUA’s Response.

Key Highlights: “..research is not research if its outcomes are dictated.” “..history has shown time and again that innovation cannot be predetermined.” “…political vetoes hurt students just as deeply. More importantly, they take away the students’ sense of hope for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Submission: Australian Research Council Amendment (Ensuring Research Independence) Bill 2018 – PUA’s Response.

A Call to Arms for Academic Freedom

Re: Greens push for an enquiry into political interference in ARC grant funding successful. The academic community experienced a rare victory in parliament this past week. The Greens represented by Senator Dr. Mehreen Faruqi successfully pushed the Australian Research Council … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Call to Arms for Academic Freedom

Can Australia be more than a country of natural resources? (Part 1: Overview of the Australian Economy)

It seems like an impossible vision, but I’ve often wondered if Australia will ever strive to be an economy beyond exporting basic resources like coal, iron and agriculture and joint at the hip with the United States. To answer this … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Can Australia be more than a country of natural resources? (Part 1: Overview of the Australian Economy)

RESPONSE TO THE CENSORSHIP OF ARC

As has been well documented, the Interim Minister of Education, Stuart Robert, vetoed the funding of six Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Discovery Projects applications.  These projects were approved for funding by the ARC’s College of Experts following a meticulous refereeing … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on RESPONSE TO THE CENSORSHIP OF ARC

Blog: COVID has changed the students’ needs and expectations. A student’s response.

24th December 2021 I am writing this piece in response to an article published on the 17th of December 2021 in The Conversation; COVID has changed students’ needs and expectations. How do universities respond? As a currently enrolled student, I’ve had the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Blog: COVID has changed the students’ needs and expectations. A student’s response.