Policies, Statements and Guidelines

This page contains information about CAUL's policy, statments and guidnlines. It provides access to documents, including responses to external consultations.

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Public policy documents 

CAUL statements and responses

6 June 2019

The response addresses questions four and five posed by the Australian Academy of the Humanities consultation paper 'The Future Humanities Workforce': What are future knowledge, skills, and capabilities that humanities researchers will require? And what can the humanities contribute to the data and digital literacy agenda over the next decade?

8 March 2019

On the 8th March CAUL responded to the Australian Government Review of the Higher Education Provider Category Standards.

14 January 2019

On the 4th September 2018 Science Europe announced cOAlition S and Plan S – a process for achieving full and immediate open access to research publications by 2020.

3 July 2018

CAUL's response to the Department of Communication and the Arts’ Copyright modernisation consultation paper regarding options for important reforms to the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). 

2 July 2018

In May 2018 the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training adopted an inquiry in Funding Australia’s Research referred by the Minister for Education and Training.

28 June 2018

CAUL welcomes changes to Australia’s copyright laws introduced by the Copyright Amendment (Service Providers) Bill 2017 which passed both houses of Parliament on the 27th June 2018. The Bill will extend the safe harbour provisions in the Copyright Act to the disability, education, library, archive and cultural sectors.

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

In November 2017 the Australian Government announced that it would develop a national Digital Economy Strategy. The strategy was released in December 2018, this post contains information about the strategy and CAUL's response.

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 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.

Author Harry Rolf
Last modified 28 August 2019