Australian Government (and other public) Inquiries - responses from CAUL Saturday, 16 August 2014

  • Research Impact Assessment.  Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
    • The Department has released a discussion paper on assessing the wider benefits arising from university-based research.  The submission period extends from Wednesday 19 June until 5.30pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) Friday 16 August 2013.
  • Copyright and the Digital Economy (DP 79).  This Discussion Paper was released on 6 June 2013, commencing the second stage in the public consultation processes. It highlights ALRC thinking to date and presents proposals for law reform. We invite the public to make submissions in response to this Discussion Paper and, in so doing, contribute to the law reform process. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 31 July 2013.  Australian Law Reform Commission.
  • NeCTAR (National eResearch Collaboration Tools and Resources).  The NeCTAR project is currently undertaking a national consultation process to seek the research sector’s views on the structure, composition, and details of the project, which must deliver a Final Project Plan to the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science & Research (DIISR) by 31 March 2011.
  • The review of the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 (PMCH Act) and the Protection of Movable Cultural Heritage Regulations 1987 (PMCH Regulations).  Australian Government. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts.
  • Review of NCRIS Roadmap 2008. The NCRIS Committee has agreed to undertake a review of the NCRIS Roadmap during the first half of 2008. Closing date for responses 14 May 2008. National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy.
  • Regional Telecommunications Review.  The Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (RTIRC) is established by the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service Standards) Act 1999 to review the adequacy of telecommunications services in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia, and to report to the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.
  • Review of Personal Property Securities.  The Standing Committee of Attorneys-General has decided, at the suggestion of the Australian Attorney-General, the Hon Philip Ruddock MP, to review the law on personal property securities.
    • Attorney-General's press release of 11 April 2006
    • On 11 April 2006, SCAG released an option paper for public consultation.  The options paper invites comment by 2 June 2006 on whether the law on personal property securities should be changed so that registration is based on whether the substance of the transaction is to take a security over personal property, and also on what should be the key design features of a personal property securities register.
    • The Attorney-General is launching the review with a series of seminars.
  • e-Research Consultation. Department of Education, Science & Training
    • The e-Research Coordinating Committee will be the primary source of expert advice to the Government on a strategic framework for the development of Australia’s e-Research capacity.  The work of the Committee is expected to better inform investment decisions made under existing Government initiatives such as the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy announced in Backing Australia’s Ability – Building Our Future through Science and Innovation  as well as funding programmes administered by Government departments and agencies.
    • An e-Research Strategic Framework: A Discussion Paper for public consultation from 1 June to 30 June 2005.  Dr M. Sargent, Chair, e-Research Coordinating Committee.
  • National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy is providing $542 million over seven years to provide researchers with major research facilities, supporting infrastructure and networks necessary for world-class research. It will follow the major programme of investments provided under Backing Australia’s Ability  through the Systemic Infrastructure Initiative (SII) and Major National Research Facilities (MNRF) programme.
  • Australia’s Future Using Education Technology. The Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) is undertaking a review into the position Australian education, training and related businesses should be taking to gain the best possible advantage in using emerging technologies. The review will be complementary to the work being carried out by DEST on the Action Plan for the Information Economy, due for release later this year.  5 August 2003.
  • Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Bill 1999
    • House of Representatives Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on the Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Bill 1999, introduced into the House of Representatives on 2 September 1999. CAUL Response prepared by Evelyn Woodberry, 28 September, 1999.
    • Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Bill 1999 - CAUL Submission, prepared by Evelyn Woodberry, 19 March, 1999.
    • Copyright Reform and the Digital Agenda : Proposed Transmission Right, Right of Making Available and Enforcement Measures : response of the Council of Australian University Librarians (CAUL) to the Discussion Paper: Copyright Reform and the Digital Agenda, released jointly by the Attorney-General's Department and the Department of Communications and the Arts. 15 September 1997 (AU)
  • Outstanding Issues from CCG Report - CAUL submission to the Copyright Law Review Committee, prepared by Evelyn Woodberry, 16 July 1998.
  • Proposed Discontinuation Of The Parliamentary Papers Series. (Parliamentary Joint Committee on Publications) Submission 6 December, 1996
  • The Use of Discretionary Funds for the Promotion of Quality and Innovation in Higher Education (Higher Education Council)
    • Submission 13 September 1995 (John Shipp, President, CAUL)
  • Australian Broadcasting Authority. Investigation into the Content of On-line Services. Issues Paper, December 1995.
    • Submission by the University of Canberra (Lois Jennings, Manager, Information Services Division and Librarian)