At every Australian university, safety and wellbeing is a top priority.
Universities Australia works actively to help support all member universities to enhance efforts at each institution and at the sector level to keep students and staff safe.
The results of the 2021 National Student Safety Survey will be released on Wednesday 23 March 2022.
In February 2016, Universities Australia began the Respect. Now. Always. initiative to prevent sexual violence in university communities.
Universities Australia has developed many programs and frameworks to support the mental health and wellbeing of students and staff, some of which are detailed in this section.
Universities Australia welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Senate Economics Legislation Committee on the provisions of the National Reconstruction Fund Corporation Bill 2022.
As the peak body for Australia’s 39 universities, Universities Australia (UA) welcomes the opportunity to make a submission to the Department of Industry, Science and Resources’ consultation on the National Reconstruction Fund (NRF) and urges the government to include representation from the higher education sector on the NRF Reference Group.
Australia is at a critical juncture. Skill shortages, economic uncertainty, geopolitical tensions and a new industrial revolution are changing the domestic and global landscapes in which we operate.
In forging a path forward, we must harness the institutions that have helped turn Australia into the safe, successful and prosperous nation we are today. Universities, working with government and industry, are chief among them and must continue to lead the way, as they have always done.
Universities Australia welcomes the Prime Minister’s appointment of Mr Tony Cook PSM as the Secretary of the Department of Education, beginning in April.
Recording date: Tuesday, 31 January 2023