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ARC reforms needed but lack of consultation with research sector concerning

15 Dec 2021 3:34 PM | Anonymous

The Australian government has announced reforms to Australian Research Council processes, outlined in a recent letter from the Minister. 

We are very concerned about the rapid timeline for reform and lack of consultation. Commitment to a new direction offers the opportunity for long overdue consultation with the Australian research sector, and guidance from best practice internationally. 

We urge the government to undertake such consultation as a matter of priority. Changes at the ARC - the national funding body for all research outside the medical sector - will have long term impact.

We need to get it right this time.

  • Read about the ARC reforms in their media release here.
  • Read the letter from the Minister here.
  • Read coverage of the issue in The Australian here.
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