Efficiency & Governance

A vigorous program of micro-economic reform must be pursued to improve productivity and efficiency and to enable sustainable growth. This will need action from universities, their staff and governments. 'Australian universities are probably subject to more reporting requirements than any other type of organisational entity. Policies should set broad rules and ensure minimum quality and standards, but regulation should be proportionate to risk and support university autonomy. Cutting red tape can free universities to innovate and deliver high-quality teaching and research, while saving millions of dollars for both government and universities.

Efficiency & Governance News & Articles

Universities Australia backs calls for fairer copyright laws 20 Dec 2016
Universities Australia welcomes the Productivity Commission’s report on Australia's Intellectual Property Arrangements, which calls for the introduction of a "fair use" exception to copyright laws.
Cutting university infrastructure – not so clever 19 Dec 2016
Closing the $3.7 billion Education Investment Fund (EIF) would make it harder for Australia to create new jobs, generate research breakthroughs and compete for international students – our third largest export.

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Efficiency & Governance Submissions & Reports

Submission to the Committee’s inquiry into the medical complaints process in Australia 24 Nov 2016
I am writing following Senator Stirling Griff’s request that Universities Australia (UA) provide a submission to the Committee’s inquiry into the medical complaints process in Australia. UA would like to take this opportunity to respond to some of the issues that have been raised in other submissions and the public hearing.
Productivity Commission Inquiry on the Education Evidence Base 27 Oct 2016
Universities Australia (UA) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the Productivity Commission’s draft report on the education evidence base. Universities are at the forefront of Australia’s effort to build an education evidence base and affirm Australia’s position as a highly innovative and educated nation.

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