University submissions 2014

Higher Education Standards Framework – Comments on proposed revisions – June 2014

In April 2014 the Australian Government’s Higher Education Standards Panel invited comment on proposed revisions to the Higher Education Standards Framework.

The call for comments can be found here and the consultation draft of the Framework here. In June, the University provided these comments to the Panel.

Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group Issues Paper – June 2014

In February 2014 Federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne announced the formation of the Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TEMAG), chaired by Professor Greg Craven, Vice-Chancellor of the Australian Catholic University.

In April 2014, TEMAG released an Issues Paper on teacher education and invited comments in response to this paper.

In June 2014 The University of Sydney provided a full submission by email in response to the Issues Paper and an abbreviated version by web form.

Health Workforce Australia (Abolition) Bill 2014 – June 2014

On 15 May 2014, the Senate referred the Health Workforce Australia (Abolition) Bill 2014 to the Senate Community Legislation Committee for inquiry and report. Information about the Bill can be found here.

In June 2014 the University provided a submission to the inquiry. It will be published here once the Committee releases submissions.

Inquiry into Australia’s trade with Middle Eastern countries – May 2014

In March 2014 the Trade sub-committee of federal parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade was asked by the Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb to investigate issues surrounding trade with this significant region.

Terms of reference for the inquiry can be found here.

In May 2014 the University provided this submission in response to the committee’s consultation questions.

NSW Agriculture Industry Action Plan Draft Taskforce recommendations to government - April 2014

In April 2014 the University was asked to provide feedback to the NSW Agriculture Industry Action Plan Draft Taskforce recommendations to government.

An Issues Paper and the Draft recommendations can be found here.

The University’s feedback is here.

Senate Economics Reference Committee - Inquiry into Affordable Housing - March 2014

On 12 December 2013, the Senate referred an inquiry into affordable housing to the Senate Economics References Committee for inquiry and report. The Terms of Reference of the Inquiry can be found here.

On 24 March 2014 the University made a submission to this inquiry, which can be found here.

Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade - scrutiny of the implementation of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2011 - March 2014

In March 2014 the University was asked by Senate’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade to contribute to a second period of scrutiny of the implementation of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2011. Information on the Joint Standing Committee’s inquiries can be found here.

The University’s submission can be found here.