09 Dec 2019 | Students

Review of Senior Secondary Pathways: IRU submission

The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) group has submitted its comments to the Review of Senior Secondary Pathways, led by Professor Peter Shergold AC (who is separately the Chancellor of IRU member Western Sydney University). The review seeks to help young Australians make informed choices about pathways into work, higher education or training. IRU submission to the Review of Senior Secondary Read more

05 Nov 2019 | Research

Modernising the Rural Research and Development Corporation (RDC) system

The Australian Government Department of Agriculture is seeking way to modernise and improve the Research and Development Corporation (RDC) system. This is the IRU’s response. The IRU believes the Rural Research and Development Corporation (RDC) system is an important and effective facilitator of innovation and productivity improvement in regional economies through collective investments in research Read more

24 Oct 2019

Draft Declaration on education goals: IRU comment

The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) group has submitted its comments to the Draft Declaration on education goals, published by the Education Council, which is set to replace the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians. 

03 Oct 2019 | Research

Regional, Rural and Remote Universities: IRU submission to ACOLA review

The IRU has submitted a response to a discussion paper on enhancing research outcomes in Australia’s regional, rural and remote universities. The review is being undertaken by the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) on behalf of the Australian Government Department of Education. The IRU has put forward 11 recommendations: Research success for universities in Read more

02 Oct 2019 | University Operations

Religious Discrimination Bill: implications for universities

IRU response to draft Religious Discrimination Bill 2019 Innovative Research Universities (IRU) has submitted its response to the Australian Government’s draft Religious Discrimination Bill 2019, which sets out to further protect and better promote freedom of religion. ​ Overview The stated intent of the Religious Discrimination Bill is to “protect against discrimination on the grounds of religious Read more

25 Sep 2019

Investing in tertiary education infrastructure for the 2020s

The IRU has issued a statement on the Emergency Response Fund Bill 2019 and Emergency Response Fund (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2019, both currently under consideration by Parliament. While not the headline intent of the Bills, successful passage of the legislation would see the Government close a substantial vehicle to invest in tertiary education infrastructure, the Read more

01 Jul 2019 | Students

Academic Cheating – IRU response to Draft Bill

The IRU has responded to the Government’s Draft Bill to prohibit academic cheating services, saying it is concerned that the draft legislation is too broad in seeking to cover all cases of cheating through use of another party. Commercial services should be the target, says the IRU.

14 Jun 2019 | Education, Students

Review of the Melbourne Declaration: IRU response

The Education Council is reviewing the national schools statement known as the Melbourne Declaration. The IRU has responded to the review regarding the link between schools and subsequent (higher) education.

07 Jun 2019

Australian and NZ Standard Research Classification review – IRU submission

The IRU has submitted its response to the review of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), which seeks to ensure research classifications reflect current practice and remain responsive to change in the research sector. The review is being jointly undertaken by ARC, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Statistics New Zealand (Stats NZ), Read more

16 May 2019

ARC National Science and Research Priorities review – IRU response

The IRU has submitted a response to the Implementation of the National Science and Research Priorities inquiry, making five broad points.