Attachment: 2030 Strategic Plan Response Final
The services sector is a major part of the Australian economy, with international higher education making significant contributions to our GDP: $21.8 billion per annum and growing (Universities Australia 2017). With strong and stable investment, Australia is poised to become the higher education and research hub in the Asia-Pacific. However, our capacity to offer solutions to current and future social, environmental, economic, and technological problems and changes depends on the provision of long-term, stable research funding; high quality and well-funded education for future generations; and attracting and retaining emerging researchers. Our response to the six Challenges outlined in the 2030 Strategic Plan Issues paper offers a series of recommendations and considerations on this basis.