Australian Universities Accord Discussion Paper consultation

March 2023

As members will be aware, the Australian Universities Accord Panel has released a Discussion Paper outlining the fundamental challenges facing the Australian higher education sector.

The Discussion Paper is structured around a series of prompt questions which together span the Accord Terms of Reference.

A formal consultation phase has opened and interested stakeholders are invited to submit written responses to the Discussion Paper. It has been indicated that responses will inform the Panel’s final report to the Minister for Education and that the Panel especially welcomes submissions which present evidence-based solutions to the questions posed in the prompt questions.

Members are encouraged to submit considered feedback and/or contribute to their respective institutional level submissions. ACGR will be hosting at discussion forum webinar in March focused on the Accord and its relation to, and potential impacts on, graduate research training.

Submissions can be lodged via the Discussion Paper submissions section of the Australian Government Department of Education website.

Submissions close at 11:59pm AEST on Tuesday 11 April 2023.