Universities Australia thanks the Australian Government and Strategic Review Panel for providing an opportunity to present key issues for consideration as part of the Strategic Review of Health and Medical Research in Australia ('the McKeon Review'). The opportunity for key stakeholders to contribute to this valuable review demonstrates the Government's commitment to supporting the nations health and medical research endeavours.
The economic and social benefits of continued investment in Australian Health and Medical Research are clear and have been documented through various independent analyses over the past decade. These are well-summarised in the submission to this review by the Australian Society of Medical Research, to which Universities Australia is a co-signatory. Here we present issues of particular relevance to the role that our universities play as the largest contributory sector to health and medical research.
To read Universities Australia's full submission, please see the attachment below.