Media Releases

Budget ram raid on university research  17 Dec 2018
Cuts of $328.5 million to research funding have been unveiled in the Government’s mid-year Budget update — a move that will damage Australia.
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OPINION: Cuts to research and development are unsustainable  17 Dec 2018
On Monday, universities are bracing for the details of another funding cut – this time to life-changing research.
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Funding cuts risk life-changing research: as R&D spend plunges 14 Dec 2018
Government investment in research and development in Australia is projected to plunge next year to its lowest level as a share of our economy in four decades – setting loud alarm bells ringing.
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Australian business backs visa policies that attract international students 11 Dec 2018
Australian business has strongly backed Australian immigration policies that enable international students to study here – injecting $32 billion a year into Australia’s economy.
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Unis strongly represented in gender equity awards 6 Dec 2018
Australian universities are strongly represented in the first group of research institutions recognised for making major strides on gender equality through a new national initiative.
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Strong work by unis and students to prevent sexual violence 30 Nov 2018
Labor has announced a taskforce following a concerted program of action by universities to prevent sexual assault and sexual harassment in student communities.
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Labor pledge on research welcomed by unis 29 Nov 2018
Labor’s recommitment to lift spending on research and development to 3 per cent of the nation’s economy by the end of the next decade has been welcomed by Australia’s universities.
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Coalition's renewed national science council welcome 29 Nov 2018
The Coalition’s announcement of a refocused national science and research advisory council has been welcomed by the university sector.
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Australian research grants announced  27 Nov 2018
Universities Australia congratulates the university researchers who were successful in the latest round of funding from Australian Research Council.
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Unis welcome push to reduce red tape for our world-class researchers 27 Nov 2018
Universities are pleased a Parliamentary inquiry has adopted key recommendations to help Australia’s researchers spend more of their time on life-changing research instead of paperwork.
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