Australian Government Inquiries
Updated 15 February, 2010
Digital Economy Future Directions.
Government. Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.
The review of the Protection
of Movable Cultural Heritage Act 1986 (PMCH Act) and the Protection of
Movable Cultural Heritage Regulations 1987 (PMCH Regulations).
Australian Government. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and
training in Australia. The House of Representatives Industry, Science
and Innovation Committee is to conduct an inquiry into the contribution
that Australian universities make to Australian research training, and
the challenges those universities face in recruiting, training and retaining
quality research staff. Responses due May 30 2008.
of NCRIS Roadmap 2008. The NCRIS Committee has agreed to undertake
a review of the NCRIS Roadmap during the first half of 2008. Closing date
for responses 14 May 2008. National Collaborative Research Infrastructure
The Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (RTIRC) is
established by the Telecommunications (Consumer Protection and Service
Standards) Act 1999 to review the adequacy of telecommunications services
in regional, rural and remote parts of Australia, and to report to the
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.
of the Extension of Legal Deposit. The examination of the legal
deposit scheme is being undertaken jointly by the Attorney-General’s Department
and the Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts.
Closing Date for Submissions is 11 January 2008.
of Personal Property Securities.
The Standing Committee of Attorneys-General has decided, at the suggestion
of the Australian Attorney-General, the Hon Philip Ruddock MP, to review
the law on personal property securities.
press release of 11 April 2006
On 11 April 2006, SCAG released
paper for public consultation. The options paper invites comment
by 2 June 2006 on whether the law on personal property securities should
be changed so that registration is based on whether the substance of the
transaction is to take a security over personal property, and also on what
should be the key design features of a personal property securities register.
The Attorney-General is launching
the review with a series
Engineering and Technology Skills Audit. The audit will focus
on the current and future supply of and demand for graduates from the higher
education and vocational, education and training (VET) sectors and determine
the extent to which Australia’s industry research needs are being met.
Written submissions to the audit will close on 31 May 2005. Department
of Education, Science and Training
Department of Education, Science & Training
e-Research Coordinating Committee will be the primary source of expert
advice to the Government on a strategic framework for the development of
Australia’s e-Research capacity. The work of the Committee is expected
to better inform investment decisions made under existing Government initiatives
such as the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy announced
in Backing Australia’s Ability – Building Our Future through Science and
Innovation as well as funding programmes administered by Government
departments and agencies.
e-Research Strategic Framework: A Discussion Paper for public consultation
from 1 June to 30 June 2005. Dr M. Sargent, Chair, e-Research Coordinating
Research Quality Framework. The aim of the Research Quality
Framework initiative is to develop the basis for an improved assessment
of the quality and impact of publicly funded research and an effective
process to achieve this. Australian Government Department of Education,
Science and Training
Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. The National Collaborative
Research Infrastructure Strategy is providing $542 million over seven years
to provide researchers with major research facilities, supporting infrastructure
and networks necessary for world-class research. It will follow the major
programme of investments provided under Backing Australia’s Ability
through the Systemic Infrastructure Initiative (SII) and Major National
Research Facilities (MNRF) programme.
Future Using Education Technology.
The Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) is undertaking
a review into the position Australian education, training and related businesses
should be taking to gain the best possible advantage in using emerging
technologies. The review will be complementary to the work being carried
out by DEST on the Action Plan for the Information Economy, due for release
later this year. 5 August 2003.
Education at the Crossroads: a Review of Australian Higher Education.
Minister for Education, Science and Training. Submissions due 13
into the Role of Libraries in the Online Environment. Senate
Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts References
Committee. Response from CAUL
prepared by Madeleine McPherson (USQ) Submissions due 16 August 2002.
Role of libraries in the online
Hearings 11/10/02-20/5/03 - Hansard Reports - Senate Committee on Environment,
Communications, Information Technology and the Arts. (AU)
- Tabled 16 October 2003/
BENTON, Ms Lynne Patricia, Executive
Director, Education Services; and University Librarian, University of Newcastle
BUNDY, Dr Alan Lindsey (Private
capacity) - 08/05/03
McPHERSON, Ms Madeleine, President,
Council of Australian University Librarians & SCHMIDT, Mrs Janine Betty,
University Librarian, Australian Subject Gateways Forum - 28/11/02
YOUNG, Ms Carolyn Dale, Acting
Director, Library Services, Queensland University of Technology - 30/04/03
CLARK, Ms Judith Elizabeth,
Head, Academic Support Services and University Librarian, University of
Ballarat - 22/04/03
Copyright Amendment (Digital
Agenda) Bill 1999
House of Representatives Standing
Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on the Copyright Amendment
(Digital Agenda) Bill 1999, introduced into the House of Representatives
on 2 September 1999. CAUL Response prepared
by Evelyn Woodberry, 28 September, 1999.
Copyright Amendment (Digital
Agenda) Bill 1999 - CAUL Submission, prepared
by Evelyn Woodberry, 19 March, 1999.
Copyright Reform and the Digital
Agenda : Proposed Transmission Right, Right of Making Available and Enforcement
Measures : response of the Council of Australian
University Librarians (CAUL) to the Discussion Paper:
Reform and the Digital Agenda, released jointly by the Attorney-General's
Department and the Department of Communications and the Arts. 15 September
Outstanding Issues from CCG
Report - CAUL submission to the Copyright Law
Review Committee, prepared by Evelyn Woodberry, 16 July 1998.
Of The Parliamentary Papers Series. (Parliamentary Joint Committee
Submission 6 December, 1996
Review of Management of Higher
Education Institutions. (Chairman: Mr David Hoare)
The Use of Discretionary
Funds for the Promotion of Quality and Innovation in Higher Education
(Higher Education Council)
September 1995 (John Shipp, President, CAUL)
Australian Broadcasting Authority.
Investigation into the Content of On-line Services.
Paper, December 1995.
the University of Canberra (Lois Jennings, Manager, Information Services
Division and Librarian)
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