20 June 2018

Four of the five projects launched under CAUL’s Fair, Affordable and Open Access to Knowledge Program have now commenced.  This post provides an update on the current status of the four projects as of June 2018. Any questions can be directed to Jill Benn (UWA) the Program Director.

CAUL website launch
16 June 2018

Welcome to the new CAUL website! Read this article to find out more about the new website and how we are handling the launch.

15 June 2018

In the 2017-18 budget, the Australian Government announced a review of the AQF, which is expected to be completed by mid 2019. The review will ensure that the AQF continues to meet the needs of students, employers, education providers and the wider community. Recently (June 2018) a contextual research review of AQF use has been released.

15 June 2018

On the 14th June 2018 the ARC released the new Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research 2018 and the and Guide to Managing Potential Breaches of the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

8 January 2018

This report presents the results of CAUL's 2017 research publication repositories (RPR) survey.

20 November 2017

Nominations for the 2017 CAUL Achievement Award are open until 27th November.

26 October 2017

In October 2017 the Business Council of Australia (BCA) launched the discussion paper Future Proof: Protecting Australians Through Education and Skills.

17 September 2017

The Australian Government has announced that it will develop a national Digital Economy Strategy. The Consultation Paper asks for feedback on a wide range of questions, some of which touch on the importance of data and digital literacies to Australia's digital economy. The Government aims to launch the strategy in the first half of 2018, following an open conversation with governments, businesses and the community. Feedback on the Consultation Paper will be accepted until 30 November 2017.

2017 October 19 Canberra Digital Directions 2017 'The User Experience'.

6 September 2017

Organised by the National Film & Sound Archive of Australia, National Archives of Australia (NAA) and National Library of Australia (NLA)

Connect OER Annual Report, 2016-2017

6 September 2017

"Connect OER is a platform to share and discover information about Open Educational Resources (OER) activities at campuses across North America."  Washington, DC: SPARC. (US)

26 August 2017

The Bureau of Communications and Arts Research (BCAR) will undertake this review in consultation with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).  The BCAR has released a discussion paper for stakeholder feedback. The BCAR intends to release a draft report in late 2017 and provide a final report to Government in 2018.  We are seeking feedback on the extent to which the current Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies promotes fair and efficient outcomes for both members and licensees of copyright collecting societies in Australia.

25 August 2017

The Bureau of Communications and Arts Research (BCAR) will undertake this review in consultation with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). The BCAR are seeking feedback on the extent to which the current Code of Conduct for Copyright Collecting Societies promotes fair and efficient outcomes for both members and licensees of copyright collecting societies in Australia. The BCAR intends to release a draft report in late 2017 and provide a final report to Government in 2018. 

9 August 2017

CAUL has released a statement re-affirming its commitment to the Respect.Now.Always campaign and to take action against sexual assault and harassment. Release of this statment coincided with the launch of a report Change The Course: National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities (2017) by the Australian Human Rights Commission.

28 July 2017

All ANZ universities gain access to Taylor & Francis Group journals in landmark agreement.

9 June 2017

The discussion paper poses a number of questions and flags new ideas for further discussion with Australia’s higher education community about the issues of retention, completion and success. Submission's to the HESP were open until the 7th July 2017. The HESP intends to follow up with a series of public consultations.

11 May 2017

Senate referred the Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment (A More Sustainable, Responsive and Transparent Higher Education System) Bill 2017 to the standing committee on Education and Employment for inquiry. The Bill implements higher education reforms which were announced in relation to the 2017 Australian Government budget on 9 May. Responses were accepted until 9 June.

24 March 2017

The Australian Government has tasked Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) with developing a Strategic Plan for the Australian innovation, science and research system out to 2030. An issues paper has been released by ISA to facilitate public consultation on the strategic plan. Responses to the issues paper were accepted until the 7th June.

23 March 2017

CAUL commented on the benefits of the Copyright Amendment (Disability Access and Other Measures) Bill 2017

14 February 2017

CAUL was one of 47 organisations (including ALIA, Google, Facebook and Twitter) to sign a joint letter to the Minister for Communications

13 February 2017

CAUL and the Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing agree new and innovative consortium model