In 2013, Universities Australia released A Smarter Australia: An agenda for higher education 2013–2016 (the UA Policy Statement).
This document outlined the policy reforms needed for the sector to deliver in the best interests of students and the nation. Although the external environment in which universities operate is constantly changing, the UA Policy Statement has proved to be resilient in its relevance. It continues to represent the higher education sector’s view on the policy platform needed to support a strong, dynamic and responsive national university system. This 2016 UA Policy Statement—Keep it Clever—should be read in conjunction with the UA Policy Statement A Smarter Australia.