University of Sydney policies

We have a transparent and open approach to policy

As a public institution, we are dedicated to maintaining strong internal policies. We also actively engage with changes in government policy by making regular higher education and research policy submissions, across a wide range of issues.

Internal policies

As a public institution, we have a rigorous and robust policy framework under the jurisdiction of the Policy Management Unit in the Office of the General Counsel.

Our framework consists of four types of documents:

  • Policy - a mandatory statement of the principles guiding operations and decision making.
  • Procedures - mandatory statements of the standard and required practice.
  • Local provisions - binding statements of principles applicable only within a particular faculty, academic college or administrative unit.
  • Guidelines - advisory and explanatory statements offering detail, context or recommendations for good practice.

Policy Register

Our Policy Register is the authoritative source for University policy documents and can be searched by students, staff and the general public. The Policy Register contains documents on topics such as health and safety, community relations, infrastructure and procurement.

The Policy Register does not contain course resolutions, faculty resolutions and other documents relating to the academic governance of individual faculties or University schools and their courses. To find them, please go to the handbooks website.

Current policies

Policy documents which are publicly displayed on the Policy Register are the definitive and current versions, regardless of different versions which may exist elsewhere.

Superseded policies

Documents which were superseded after the register began in 2012 are stored in the Policy Register record base.

Copies of documents superseded before the implementation of the register may be available, but this cannot be guaranteed. Email policy.register@sydney.edu.au to enquire about availability and access to superseded documents.

1. How do I navigate the Policy Register?

The register provides several options for users to locate documents, including:

  • Search
    Use the "Search by" drop-down menu to select the criteria you want to search by (see question 2 for more information).
  • Category search
    Documents are listed under as many categories or subcategories as are relevant. Select a relevant category from the list of folders on the Policy Register homepage. Clicking on a category opens the relevant list of subcategories. Clicking on a subcategory opens the relevant list of documents.
  • Keyword search
    Browse keywords via an alphabetical list available on the Policy Register homepage. Click on a relevant keyword to see all documents tagged with that keyword.

However you navigate the site, a breadcrumb trail will appear at the top of the page, showing the path you have taken to the page you are on. Clicking on any of these links will take you back along that path.

2. How do I search the Policy Register?

Use the "Search by" drop-down menu to select the criterion you want to search by. Criteria include:

Search by Overview

The register search looks for an exact match of the search criterion you have entered. This means that searching for distinctive words and phrases is the best approach (rather than typing the whole title of a document).

Use * to search for all words beginning with certain letters (eg, searching for "exam*" will bring up results containing words like "examination", "examiner", "examine", etc.). Please note that the search function requires exact spelling, unlike Google searches. Typos will give you a nil result.

Alphabetical Select "All" or a letter from the alphabet. Choose the option from the drop-down menu which will appear in the search text box. Hitting search will then display an alphabetical listing of policies with titles beginning with the letter you have selected. Please note that the "All" search may take a little longer to complete.
New Time based. Requires you to select your search from a drop-down list which will appear in the search text box.
Updated Time based. Requires you to select your search from a drop-down list which will appear in the search text box.
Due for review Time based. Requires you to select your search from a drop-down list which will appear in the search text box.
Keyword Requires you to select one of the pre-determined keywords from the drop-down menu which will appear in the search text box.

3. What are the keywords and how do they work? 

Each document in the register has several keywords attached to it. Keywords help to identify the documents’ principal themes and effects. They can be useful as sometimes a commonly used term will not appear within a document but by tagging the document to that work it makes the document easier to find. 

You can search using keywords in two ways:

  • Use the alphabet buttons. Click "All" underneath the buttons to see a full list of keywords. Then click a keyword to see all documents that have been tagged to that word.
  • Use the "Search by" drop-down menu and select "Keyword". The search field then changes to a filter/drop-down menu of all keywords. Select a keyword from the list to see all documents that have been tagged to that word.
4. Can I search for words appearing anywhere in a registered document?

This kind of search, known as a “content” search, is not currently available but is in development.

5. What are the filters and how do they work?

The "Filter search by" drop-down menu allows you to select the type of document you are looking for, including:

  • guidelines
  • legislation
  • local provisions
  • policies
  • procedures
  • rules.

Depending on the search criterion you choose to search by you may also be presented with a second filter/drop-down menu to help you refine your search. You can only select one value for each filter, but you can use more than one filter at once.

6. How does the register display information about documents?

Documents are displayed in lists, with each document represented by way of an icon and a title.

Hovering your cursor over the icon will display a pop-up box which gives the following details:

  • document name
  • document type
  • determining authority
  • administrator
  • date effective.

Hovering your cursor over the document title will display a pop-up box which gives a brief summary of the document’s effect.

Clicking on either the document's icon or title will display a PDF copy of the document in a pop-up window.

7. How do I know that I have the right version of a document?

The version published on the Policy Register website is always the definitive one. Only the latest version of a policy document is published and the Policies Development and Review (Rule) 2011 provides that the Register’s published version is authoritative.

Registered policy documents must not be reproduced on any other website and you should only rely on the version found in the Register.

8. What are related documents?

Some listed documents have an attached related documents tag. Generally, they will be different types of documents which address the same subject matter (eg, the Gift Acceptance Policy and Gift Acceptance Procedures will each display the other as a related document).

Sometimes a link will be included to an external document, for example a national code of practice, or there will be a link to another related resource.

9. What are the documents with the little magnifying glass icons instead of PDF icons?

Some related documents are displayed using an icon of a magnifying glass rather than a PDF icon. These documents are not registered policy documents but are linked to registered documents  to provide background, explanation or access to related-tools.

Higher education and research policy submissions

As a major publicly-funded education and research institution, we maintain important relationships with governments at all levels.

The federal government has a comprehensive policy framework for education and research that provides the context for our core education and research activities. We also engage with the NSW government across a wide range of issues, as well as with local governments in the communities we serve.

Activities relating to higher education policy are led by staff based in the Vice-Chancellor's Office.

We regularly provide input to government and parliamentary policy processes that affect the University’s operations. Our submissions for the last 5 years are made publicly available here in the interests of transparency.

Commonwealth Government’s ‘Support for students policy’ consultation paper – 15 September 2023

On 16 August 2023, the Australian Government - through the Department of Education - released a consultation paper on ‘Support for students policy’ requirements.

The University made a comprehensive submission. Prior to addressing the nine consultation questions, the submission provides some detail about our three key issues of concern: 

  • Lack of consultation, risk of unintended consequences, student privacy, proportionate regulation 
  • Respect for university autonomy, duplication and inconsistency with Australia’s higher education quality assurance framework 
  • Unrealistic timelines for compliance, especially if adoption of a stand-alone ‘Support for Students Policy’ is to be mandated for universities 

View the University’s submission (pdf, 278KB)

Consultation on TEQSA fees and charges – 12 September 2023

On 28 August 2023, the Australian Government - through the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) - released a consultation paper on TEQSA fees and charges; inviting feedback on the proposed changes.

The University made a brief submission, making particular comment on the 25 per cent increase to the fee when adding an additional course to ESOS Act registration.  

View the University’s submission (pdf, 186KB)

Australian Universities Accord Interim Report – 1 September 2023

On 19 July, the Federal Minister for Education, the Hon. Jason Clare MP, released the 150-page Interim Report of the Australian Universities Accord Panel.

Interested individuals and organisations were given until 1 September to make submissions in response, with strict instructions provided regarding the length and content.   

Stakeholders were requested to provide:

  • their three biggest reflections on the interim report
  • areas of substantive agreement or disagreement
  • advice on measures of success the Panel could propose to track outcomes from the Accord.

Building on two previous submissions to the Accord (December 2022 and April 2023) the University’s three-page submission addressed three critical and as yet unanswered questions it urged the Panel to address in its final report, due in December:

Reflection A.   How should equitable growth in tertiary education participation and success be achieved?

Reflection B.   How should Australia’s capability for research and its translation be strengthened?

Reflection C.   How should the task of reforming the way Australia regulates, funds and runs its tertiary education and research system be approached?

The submission included a set of nine integrated recommendations focused on the short-term actions the Accord Panel should recommend the Government take to put Australia on a clear path to achieving a much fairer and stronger tertiary education and research system by 2035.

It also conveyed strong support for the Accord’s vision for a future Australian tertiary education system that has First Nations peoples, culture and knowledge at its heart; argued strongly against the introduction of a levy on revenue providers receive from international students; and included detailed reflections about the future of work-integrated learning (WIL) prepared by academic leaders in the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Portfolio and Faculty of Medicine and Health (specifically covering healthcare programs with mandatory student placements).

View the University's submission (pdf, 789.4KB)

Higher Education Support Amendment (Response to the Australian Universities Accord Interim Report) Bill 2023 [Provisions] – 25 August 2023

On 10 August 2023, the Senate referred the provisions of the Higher Education Support Amendment (Response to the Australian Universities Accord Interim Report) Bill 2023 to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report by 13 September 2023.

The University made a comprehensive submission, stressing that our main concern with the Bill is not with its policy objectives (two in particular which we strongly support); rather that by not genuinely consulting with stakeholders before introducing it to Parliament, the Government is risking similar unintended consequences to those it is seeking to address.

View the University’s submission (pdf, 216.8KB)

Inquiry into the use of generative artificial intelligence in the Australian education system – 14 July 2023

On 24 May 2023, the Federal Parliament - through the House Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training - commenced an inquiry into the use of generative AI in the Australian education system; inviting interested persons and organisations to make a submission addressing the terms of reference.

The University made a comprehensive submission, providing an overview of our approach to generative AI in our teaching, assessments, research and support activities, and concluding with five recommendations for the Committee to consider putting to the Australian Government.  

View the University’s submission (pdf, 1.1MB)

Improving alignment and coordination between the Medical Research Future Fund and NHMRC’s Medical Research Endowment Account – 14 July 2023

On 4 June 2023, the Australian Government - through the Department of Health and Aged Care - released a discussion paper to support sector-wide consultation into improving the alignment and coordination between the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and the NHMRC Medical Research Endowment Account (MREA).

The University made a comprehensive submission, supporting the staged implementation of the management of both the MREA and MRFF by one agency (the NHMRC) as the model best able to support the development of a coordinated and comprehensive national health and medical research strategy.  

View the University’s submission

Development of a National Robotics Strategy – 12 May 2023

On 5 April 2023, the Australian Government - through the Department of Industry, Science and Resources - released a discussion paper for stakeholders to assist with informing a National Robotics Strategy.

The Australian Centre for Robotics within the Faculty of Engineering made a comprehensive submission, accompanied by a cover letter from the Vice-Chancellor. The Centre has been at the forefront of Australian robotics innovation for over 25 years.

View the submission from the Australian Centre for Robotics (pdf, 502KB)

Developments in higher education admission practices – 28 April 2023

On 20 March 2023, the Australian Government's Higher Education Standards Panel (HESP) circulated a discussion paper on ‘Developments in higher education admission practices’, requesting feedback from the sector to contribute to their submission on admission practices to the Australian Universities Accord Review.

The University made a submission, raising a number of concerns about the noticeable shift underway to Early/At-School Offers; in particular the lack of transparency regarding the criteria on which these offers are being based. 

View the University’s submission (pdf, 610KB)

Response to the Australian Universities Accord discussion paper – 11 April 2023

On 22 February 2023, Professor Mary O’Kane AC, Chair of the Australian Universities Accord Panel, released a discussion paper and called on stakeholders to come forward with big ideas for the future of Australia’s higher education system.

The University’s submission in response to the discussion paper expands on issues we raised in our initial submission of December 2022, when the Accord Panel was seeking guidance about priority issues for review.

Our submission was prepared following extensive consultation with members of the University community. It draws parallels between the Accord opportunity and the nation-building efforts of previous Commonwealth governments, and sets a vision for a transformed Australian tertiary education system by 2040.

After discussing the key trends, challenges and opportunities facing Australia and its tertiary education system, our submission puts forward 12 ideas centred around the Accord’s key themes of: access and opportunity; education and skills for the future; delivering new knowledge, innovation and capability; and policy making, governance, regulation and funding.

The submission also makes recommendations to the Panel about the steps the Commonwealth could take immediately to address some of the most problematic aspects of the Job-ready Graduates Package changes to higher education funding, which have been in place since 2021.

View the University’s second submission to the Accord (pdf 3.2MB)

Consultation on the National Reconstruction Fund – 3 February 2023

On 30 November 2022, the Australian Government - through the Department of Industry, Science and Resources - opened consultations on the National Reconstruction Fund by inviting feedback on the implementation of the Fund, including the investment mandate.

The University made a brief submission, expressing our strong support for a substantial dedicated source of long-term capital that will become available for strategic investments to strengthen Australia’s sovereign manufacturing capability in areas of identified national priority.

We also provided high-level points for the Department’s consideration including: the content of the NRF Investment Mandate legislative instrument; the membership of the Corporation’s Board; potential focus areas for the Board’s advisory committees; and the types of projects that the NRF should focus on to build stronger pathways for Australian R&D and to encourage greater levels of private investment in priority areas.

View the University’s submission (pdf, 208.7KB)

Parliamentary inquiry into food security in Australia – 31 January 2023

On 26 October 2022, the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Agriculture commenced an inquiry into strengthening food security in Australia and invited submissions addressing four terms of reference.

The University made a submission, drawing on insights from staff in the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Sydney Business School; while also briefly highlighting the relevant expertise available in the centres, institutes and schools within the University.

The submission has been posted on the inquiry’s webpage, at no. 152.

View the University’s submission (pdf, 311.1KB)

Australian Government’s Southeast Asia Economic Strategy – 31 January 2023

In November 2022, the Australian Government - through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - invited submissions from interested stakeholders to inform the Southeast Asia Economic Strategy to 2040; releasing four questions for consideration.

The University made a submission, which supplements the detailed feedback we provided the newly announced Special Envoy for Southeast Asia, in December 2022.

View the University’s submission (pdf, 491.8KB)

Higher Education Research Commercialisation IP Framework – 18 October 2021

On 21 September, the Minister for Education and Youth announced that feedback was being sought from universities, researchers and industry on an IP framework to promote greater collaboration between universities and industry and boost research commercialisation in Australia. The Minister also launched the consultation paper on the Higher Education Research Commercialisation IP Framework.

 The University made a submission - articulating our approach to industry collaboration and research commercialisation and expressing three key concerns with the proposals set out in the consultation paper.

View the University's submission here

Australian Medical Research Advisory Board consultations – 11 October 2021

On 20 September, the Australian Medical Research Advisory Board (AMRAB) opened consultations to develop the next Australian Medical Research and Innovation Strategy 2021-2026 and its related Priorities. The Strategy is set every five years and seeks to take into account Australia’s health needs and areas that need greater investment.

The University made a submission; consisting of responding to the eight questions set out in the consultation paper. These questions addressed the current and next Strategy (including how to address COVID-19 related topics and impacts) and the current and next set of Priorities (including identifying the most critical current and future issues for the health system and the health and medical research sector that the next Priorities need to address through research translation/implementation).   

View the University’s submission.

NSW Animal Welfare Reform Discussion Paper  17 September 2021

On 3 August, the NSW Department of Primary Industries released a discussion paper on NSW Animal Welfare Reform.

The University made a submission through completion of the online survey. While we support the NSW Government’s intention to establish a single, modern animal care and protection law, we did state our strong preference that the Animal Research Act 1985 remains an independent Act, in line with countries that are recognised world leaders in supporting the welfare of animals used in research.

View the University’s submission.

Implementation paper: Growing industry internships for research PhD students through the Research Training Program – 6 August 2021

On 20 July 2021, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment released a paper for feedback on implementation arrangements for the 2021‑2022 Budget measure Growing industry placements for research PhD students through the Research Training Program.

The paper seeks views on implementation arrangements for research PhD students who undertake internships which are eligible for the new RTP weighting and associated changes to the Tertiary Collection of Student Information (TCSI) system.

The University responded to the online survey, which consisted of seven questions.

View the University’s responses.

Australian Data Strategy discussion paper – 6 August 2021

During the 2021-22 Budget, the Australian Government committed to developing an Australian Data Strategy to create a data-driven economy through better data use.

On 20 July 2021, the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet released a discussion paper; seeking the University’s input to inform development of the Strategy. Development of the Strategy is expected to conclude by the end of the year.

The University made a submission, noting that creating a national data strategy presents the government and invested sectors with a rare opportunity to align our national priorities and legislation with international standards; which will result in significant benefits for international research, innovation and economic development.

View the University’s submission. 

Review of Foundation Program Standards – 26 July 2021

On 9 July, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment advised the University that they were reviewing the National Standards for Foundation Programs (the Standards); inviting feedback to the related consultation paper. The paper, ‘Foundation Program Standards: positioning for quality, success and competitiveness’, discusses redeveloping and enhancing the Standards for introduction from 1 October 2021.

The University made a submission, responding to the six discussion questions in the consultation paper. We also highlighted the rigorous oversight of our foundation program; noting that we monitor intake standards and the academic progression of foundation students carefully, particularly in the first year of their chosen bachelor programs. 

View the University’s submission.

Quality Initial Teacher Education Review – 18 July 2021

On 15 April 2021, the Minister for Education and Youth launched the Quality Initial Teacher Education Review. Subsequently, on 21 June 2021, a standalone website was launched by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, with an Expert Panel announced and a discussion paper released.

A submission was made by Professor Debra Hayes as Head of the Sydney School of Education & Social Work.

View the School’s submission.  

University-Industry Collaboration in Teaching and Learning Review – 16 July 2021

On 3 June 2021, the Minister for Education and Youth, and the Minister for Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business, announced a review into building closer ties between Australian universities and industry.

Subsequently, on 10 June 2021, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment issued the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Review, alongside an invitation to make a written submission or provide case studies in response to these ToR.

The University made a submission, which included highlighting how we embed Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities in a variety of different ways across our programs. 

View the University’s submission.

NSW Heritage Act Review – 27 June 2021

In May 2021, the NSW Government - through the Legislative Council’s Standing Committee on Social Issues - undertook to review the Heritage Act 1977, in particular, to look at the effectiveness of the Heritage Act and the NSW heritage regulatory system, along with heritage aspects of the Environmental Protection and Assessment Act 1979.

The University made a submission, responding specifically to two of the 19 focus questions raised in the exhibited document ‘Review of NSW Heritage Legislation - Discussion Paper, April 2021’.

View the University’s submission

TEQSA consultation paper: Fees and charges proposal – 3 June 2021

On 30 April 2021, the Australian Government - through the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) - released a consultation paper providing information on changes to cost recovery by TEQSA commencing on 1 January 2022. The paper informs stakeholders of how TEQSA proposes to determine their regulatory fees and charges.

The University made a submission emphasising our deep concerns about the policy inconsistency of applying the Government’s regulatory full cost recovery model to charitable, not-for-profit, tax exempt higher education providers registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and the extra red tape burden the proposed regime will introduce for the sector. We also made four suggestions regarding the structure of the proposed new annual levy and TEQSA’s overall approach to developing, implementing and refining its full cost recovery model; for consideration in keeping with TEQSA’s commitment to contemporary regulation and quality assurance. 

View the University's submission.

ANAO audit: Health’s Management of the Medical Research Future Fund  – 28 May 2021

In May 2021, the Australian Government - through the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) - announced an audit with the objective to assess whether the Department of Health is effectively managing the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).

The University made a submission after consulting with medical researchers within the institution. While addressing the ANAO’s three criteria, we made a number of suggestions regarding the governance of the MRFF and consequent performance measurements. 

View the University's submission.

Consultation paper: ‘Connected, Creative, Caring: Australian Strategy for International Education 2021-2030’ – 12 May 2021

In April 2021, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment released a consultation paper on the development of a new Australian Strategy for International Education 2021-2030.

The University made a submission after consulting within the institution. Our feedback is also intended to complement the submissions provided by Universities Australia (UA), the Group of Eight (Go8) and the International Education Association of Australia (IEAA), to which we have contributed.

View the University’s submission.

Consultation paper: University Research Commercialisation – 9 April 2021

On 25 February 2021, the Department of Education, Skills and Employment released a consultation paper on the development of a model for university research commercialisation and possible mechanisms to incentivise and increase partnerships between businesses and universities. 

The University made a submission after consulting widely with our successful research commercialisers and through them with their industry partners. 

View the University’s submission.

NSW Government’s Draft Westmead Place Strategy 31 March 2021

On 14 December 2020, the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) released a Draft Place Strategy for the Westmead Precinct. Feedback was being sought to inform the final plans and help shape the future of Westmead as a health and innovation district.=

The University made a submission, reiterating our wish that continued efforts be placed on incorporating the extensive work already undertaken by the Department of Premier & Cabinet, DPIE and the University in relation to the development of a University campus at Westmead, while noting that the draft Westmead Place Strategy contains some inconsistencies with the Parramatta North Structure Plan.

View the University's submission

Inquiry into the Data Availability and Transparency Bills – 12 March

On 4 February 2021, the Senate referred the Data Availability and Transparency Bill 2020 [Provisions] and Data Availability and Transparency (Consequential Amendments) Bill 2020 [Provisions] for inquiry by the Senate’s Finance and Public Administration Legislation Committee.

The University made a submission, following our more detailed submissions made to the Office of the National Data Commissioner containing feedback on the exposure draft and accreditation framework (6 November 2020); the Data Sharing and Release Legislative Reforms Discussion Paper (15 October 2019) and the Data Sharing and Release Legislation Consultations (1 August 2018), and two submissions in 2016 to the Productivity Commission’s inquiry into Data Availability and Use.

While the University is broadly supportive of the Bill, we did raise some concerns, including about how data custodians will apply the ‘public benefit’ test of the research, and the fees associated with accreditation of institutions and their researchers and also those charged for access to the datasets.

View the University’s submission. It has been received and accepted by the Committee, at #18 on the submissions list

Commonwealth Integrity Commission consultation draft  – 12 February 2021

On 2 November 2020, the Australian Government - through the Attorney-General’s Department - released draft legislation to establish their proposed Commonwealth Integrity Commission which intends to strengthen integrity arrangements across the federal public sector. The draft legislation comprises two Bills - the Commonwealth Integrity Commission Bill 2020 and the Integrity and Anti-Corruption Legislation Amendment (CIC Establishment and Other Measures) Bill 2020.

The University made a submission emphasising our deep concerns about the fundamental conceptual and structural problems with the proposed legislation. We also elaborated on three of our key concerns: the unnecessary duplication and intersection with the effective State-based anti-corruption regimes that already apply to most Australian public universities; the different standards proposed for staff of higher education providers, and the increased administrative and extra red tape burden the proposed regime will introduce for higher education providers.

View the University's submission.

Review of Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020 and statutory review of the Security of Critical Infrastructure Act 2018  12 February 2021

On 21 December 2020, the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security commenced a review into the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020, following a referral from the Attorney-General. The Bill was introduced into Parliament on 10 December 2020.

The University made a short submission, following our more detailed submissions made in 2020 to the Department of Home Affairs containing feedback to the exposure draft (27 November) and the consultation paper (16 September).

Further, in addition to reiterating the importance of a proportionate and workable regulatory approach, we also endorsed the submission from Universities Australia and any advice the Group of Eight provided on behalf of its member institutions. 

View the University’s submissionIt has been accepted by the Committee, at #13 on the list of submissions

Treasury discussion paper: Education and training expense deductions for individuals – 22 January 2021

In the 2020-21 Budget, the Australian Government announced that it would consult on allowing individuals to deduct education and training expenses they incur, where the expense is not related to their current employment.

On 11 December 2020, Treasury released a discussion paper, which seeks stakeholder views on whether tax arrangements should play a greater role in encouraging Australians to retrain and reskill to support their future employment and career and, if so, how this would best be achieved.

The University made a brief submission, with one of our concluding statements being that making such a change to Australia’s tax system would send a strong and timely message to the community about the importance and value of individuals pursuing further education and training throughout their lives.

View the University's submission

View the University’s submission on National security risks affecting the Australian higher education and research sector  – 18 December 2020

View the University’s submission to the TEQSA discussion paper: making and assessing claims of scholarship and scholarly activity  – 14 December 2020.

View the University’s submission to the Security Legislation Amendment (Critical Infrastructure) Bill 2020: Exposure Draft  – 27 November 2020.

View the University’s submission to the Australian Government Decentralisation Summits  – 23 November 2020

View the University’s submission to the Consultations on the Pacific Islands Forum 2050 Strategy  – 17 November 2020.

View the University’s submission on the Data Availability and Transparency Bill – 6 November 2020

View the University’s submission to the National Priorities and Industry Linkage Fund - 30 October 2020

The University’s submission on Australia’s Foreign Relations (State and Territory Arrangements) Bill 2020 - 25 September 2020

View the University’s submission to Change the course: National report on sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities - 24 September 2020.

View the University’s submission on Protecting Critical Infrastructure and Systems of National Significance: Consultation Paper - 16 September 2020.

View the University’s submission to Senate Inquiry into the Federal Government’s proposed Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020 - 10 September 2020.

View the University’s submission on Australia-Vietnam Enhanced Economic Engagement Strategy - 9 September 2020

View the University’s submission to Independent review of Australian universities’ implementation of the Model Code for the Protection of Freedom of Speech and Academic Freedom - 3 September 2020

View the University’s submission to Federal Government’s proposed Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020 - 17 August 2020 (pdf, 571KB)

View the University’s submission to Disability Royal Commission Employment Issues Paper - 14 August 2020

View the University’s submission on the future development of the NSW tertiary education sector - 24 July 2020 - No. 15 on the list of the inquiry webpage.

View the University’s submission on Strengthening Australia’s relationships with countries in the Pacific region - 16 July 2020

View the University’s submission on the Orange Health and Innovation Precinct Masterplan - 9 July 2020 (pdf, 551KB)

View the University’s submission on the contribution of Higher Education to the United Nations General Assembly’s Sustainable Development Goals and to the “leaving no one behind” mandate - 30 June 2020

View the University’s submission on the Sydney Metro West Environmental Impact Statement - 24 June 2020 (pdf, 216KB).

View the University’s submission on the Redfern Station Upgrade - New Southern Concourse - 24 June 2020 (pdf, 147KB)

View the University’s submission on Revitalising Blackwattle Bay - 19 June 2020 (pdf, 186KB)

View the University’s submission on Strengthening Australia’s relationships with countries in the Pacific region - 30 April 2020. (pdf, 299KB)

View the University’s submission on the Review of State Records Act - 29 April 2020 (pdf, 150KB)

View the University’s submission on Tuition Protection Services levy - 17 April 2020 (pdf, 103KB)

View the University’s submission to the Senate Select Committee on Temporary Migration - 25 March 2020 (pdf, 148KB)

University’s submission to Stakeholder consultation on proposed free speech amendments to the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) – 22 January 2020 (pdf, 291KB).

 Submission to NSW Government about changes to the State Environmental Planning Policy (Western Sydney Employment Area) 2009 (WSEA SEPP) – December 2019. 

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) Submission in response to NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)'s interim report to the NSW Curriculum Review, December 2019

View the School of Languages and Cultures’ submission

Submission to help the NSW Government accelerate R&D in NSW, December 2019. 

Submission to Australian Government’s draft Drought Resilience Funding Plan 2020-2024 – December 2019

Submission to Australian Research Council proposals to increase the diversity of Australia’s research workforce – December 2019

Submission to COAG Review of Senior Secondary Pathways into Work, Further Education and Training, December 2019

Submission to modernising the Research and Development Corporation (RDC) system, November 2019

Submission to M12 Motorway environmental impact statement consultations, November 2019.

Submission to NSW Department of Primary Industries and the Animal Research Draft Research Animal Rehoming Guidelines, November 2019.

Submission to Commonwealth Department of Education's redistribution pool of medical places discussion paper, October 2019. 

Submission to Office of the National Data Commissioner's data sharing and release discussion paper, October 2019.

Submission to the House of Representatives Agriculture Industry Inquiry, October 2019.

Submission to NSW Legislative Council Inquiry into Sydenham-Bankstown Line conversion, October 2019.

Submission to Senate Inquiry into Adequacy of Newstart, September 2019.

Submission to federal government bills to close the Education Investment Fund (EIF).

Submission to strengthening rural allied health consultations, August 2019 

Submission to proposed changes to the Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards), July 2019.

Submission to the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations, July 2019.

Submission to draft legislation tackling academic cheating services, June 2019 (pdf, 627KB).

Submission to Federal Department of Industry, Innovation and Science innovation metrics review, March 2019 (pdf, 160KB)

Submission to National Regional, Rural and Remote Education Strategy: issues papers, March 2019 (pdf, 230KB)

Submission to Australian Qualifications Framework review, March 2019 (pdf, 250KB)

Submission to 'review of the Higher Education provider category standards', March 2019 (pdf, 1.6MB)

Submission to tackling contract cheating, March 2019 (pdf, 436.8KB)

Submission to National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces, February 2019 (pdf, 223.5KB)

Submission to Good Clinical Practice inspection program (GCP), February 2019 (pdf, 56.1KB)

Submission to performance-based funding for the Commonwealth Grant Scheme discussion paper, February 2019 (pdf, 498.9KB)

Submission to Federal government consultation paper on reallocation of Commonwealth-Supported Places for enabling, sub-bachelor and postgraduate courses, February 2019 (pdf, 404.2KB)

Submission to National Regional, Rural and Remote Education Strategy, February 2019 (pdf, 510.1KB)

Access the University’s survey responses re: publication of education agent and performance data, February 2019 (pdf, 147KB).

Submission to a review of Freedom of Speech in higher education - December 2018 (pdf, 50KB)

Submission to a consulation paper: Growing international education in regional Australia - December 2018 (pdf, 187KB)

Feedback on the Australian Labor Party's equity proposals - November 2018 (pdf, 121KB)

Submission to a discussion paper: Away from base futures – November 2018 (pdf, 548KB)

Submission to a consulation paper: Transition to new reporting standards under the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) requirements – September 2018 (pdf, 194KB)

Submission to a discussion paper: Student equity 2030 - September 2018 (pdf, 161KB)

Submission on exposure draft legislation regarding the establishment of external conduct standards for charities on – September 2018 (pdf, 169KB)

Submissions to Senate Committee reviews into the MyHealth Record System and related legislation – September 2018 (pdf, 126KB)

Submission to a review of the Indigenous student success program - August 2018 (pdf, 323KB)

Submission regarding the Medical Research Future Fund's (MRFF) Priorities for 2018-2020 – August 2018 (pdf, 13KB)

Submission to an issues paper: New Australian government data sharing and release legislation – August 2018 (pdf, 398KB)

Submission to the copyright modernisation consultations – July 2018 (pdf, 145KB)

Submission to a House of Representatives inquiry into Australian Government's funding for research – June 2018 (pdf, 240KB)

Submission to the Independent Review of the Defence Trade Controls Act 2012 (Cth) - May 2018 (pdf, 73KB) and Supplementary in July 2018 (pdf, 152KB)

Submission to the City of Sydney's international education plan – April 2018 (pdf, 75KB)

Submission to a Senate committee inquiry into Australia's implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – March 2018 (pdf, 174KB)

Submission to the Australian Labor Party’s  consultation about the terms of reference for its proposed post-secondary education review – March 2018 (pdf, 168KB)

Submission to a Senate Committee inquiry into the future of work and workers – February 2018 (pdf, 212KB)

Submission to the Business Council of Australia's Future-Proof discussion paper: Future-proof- Australia future post- secondary education and skills system – January and August 2018 (pdf, 388KB) and submission in resoponse to to BCA's final Future-Proof reform plan - August 2018 (pdf, 263KB)