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University research and science: key to future prosperity and quality of living 25 Mar 2015
Universities Australia welcomes a new landmark report commissioned by the Office of the Chief Scientist highlighting the magnitude of the contribution made by research and science to economic growth and employment.
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Transcript of interview with David Lipson 18 Mar 2015
Transcript of interview with David Lipson
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Ongoing scrutiny into the implementation of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 18 Mar 2015
There has been significant work undertaken since the introduction of the original legislation and the amendments proposed address the major concerns raised by the university sector. The university sector notes the short timeframes for this submission process, but agrees that this issue needs to be considered as soon as possible. The university sector strongly advocates for the passing of the Amendment Bill within this sitting period, as the offence provisions under the original Act are due to commence on 16 May 2015.
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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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