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Open letter to the Prime Minister of Australia: Australia's National public research infrastructure preparing for shutdown 5 Mar 2015
We, the undersigned members of the National Research Alliance are writing to alert you to the damage being caused to significant public infrastructure by the continued uncertainty over operational funding for the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS).
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Professor Barney Glover to become new Chair of Universities Australia 20 Feb 2015
The Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Western Sydney Professor Barney Glover, will become the next Chair of Universities Australia, the current Chair, Professor Sandra Harding, announced today.
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Senate Committee Inquiry into the Principles of the Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014, and Related Matters 3 Mar 2015
On 11 February 2015, the Senate referred an inquiry into the principles of the Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014, alternatives to deregulation and related matters to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 17 March 2015. Universities Australia calls on Senators to work with the Government to pass the Bill with amendments to reduce uncertainty and secure a high quality Australian higher education system that is accessible, financially sustainable, and affordable for both students and taxpayers.
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Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014 27 Feb 2015
On 12 February, the Senate referred the Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014 (the Bill) to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report. Universities Australia’s position in relation to the Bill is unchanged from that developed in response to the original Bill introduced by the Government in August 2014, noting that the new Bill has addressed a number of concerns raised by the sector. An important exception has been in relation to the magnitude of the proposed 20 per cent cut to per student funding. Universities Australia encourages Senators to work with the Government to further amend and pass the Bill in the interests of reducing uncertainty and securing a high quality Australian higher education system that is accessible, financially sustainable, and affordable for both students and taxpayers.
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