Universities Australia regularly makes submissions to government inquiries and reviews, 

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Students Finances Survey 2017 30 Jun 2018
Every five years or so, since the mid-1970s, the peak body for Australia's universities has undertaken a detailed study of the cost of living challenges for our students.
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Submission to the independent review of the Australian Public Service 30 Jun 2018
Universities Australia (UA) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Independent Review of the Australian Public Service (APS). The review is examining how the APS can assist government to manage and respond to future challenges in increasingly complex and digitally enabled global economies. A key goal is a fit-for-purpose APS to drive innovative, efficient policy development and implementation through collaborative, whole-of government approaches.
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Suplementary submission to the review of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 30 Jun 2018
Universities Australia welcomes the opportunity to make a supplementary submission to the Review of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012. Universities Australia is the peak body for Australia’s 39 comprehensive universities, which educate more than a million students and undertake research to add to the stock of advanced knowledge. Universities Australia wishes to express serious concerns regarding matters raised in the submissions from the Department of Defence and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade/Austrade.
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Submission to the standing committee on employment, education and training inquiry into research funding 30 Jun 2018
Universities Australia welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the House of Representatives’ Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training’s inquiry into research funding. Universities Australia is the peak body for Australia’s 39 comprehensive universities, which educate more than a million students and undertake research to add to the stock of advanced knowledge.
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Graduate contributions and the impacts of the funding freeze 7 May 2018
In December 2017, the Australian Government announced measures in Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook to freeze per-student funding to universities at 2017 levels. This would reduce funding to Australian universities by $2.1 billion over the forward estimates.
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