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.
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 has partnered with eSafety to combat online abuse and its impact on students and staff at universities.
Universities Australia welcomes the opportunity to make this submission to the Triennial Review of the Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies.
As the peak body representing Australia’s university sector, Universities Australia notes that Australia’s universities operate in a global labour market, characterised by a two-way flow of academic talent.
On 10 November, UA made a short submission made by UA to TEQSA’s consultation on its draft compliance guides on scholarship, work-integrated learning and admissions (coursework). These guides are updated and simplified versions of publications previously known as TEQSA Guidance Notes. Although UA supports streamlining and simplification of these publications, we have expressed concern that the proposed title of ‘compliance guides’ may not accurately reflect the purpose and status of the documents, and have accordingly suggested some minor revisions.
Universities Australia notes the measures reaffirmed in today’s release of the 2021-22 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook that relate to the higher education sector.