As the national peak organisation representing all 39 of Australia's universities in the public interest, both nationally and internationally, we welcome the opportunity to provide a response to the Defence Trade Controls Bill (2011) (the'Bill').
Universities Australia is writing on behalf of our members, many of whom have expressed considerable concern that the Bill does not fully take account of the affect that the Bill will have on Australian universities, notwithstanding its intention to minimise such impacts. We have attached a paper prepared by a group of our member university lawyers setting out in detail their concerns about the Bill.
To read more of universities Australia's submission, please see the attachments below. Universities Australia's submission are also available on the Parliament of Australia's Senate Committees website.