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Comparative Review of the ARC

9 Jan 23

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In our background research for the Review of the ARC Consultation Paper, we surveyed comparable research agencies in the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, the United States, France and Germany. Following the terms of reference to ‘reduce unnecessary administrative and legislative burden’, we decided to exclude some of the more elaborate operational structures found mainly in the French and German agencies.

Finally, we will address the concerns and challenges faced by postgraduate students in light of the abovementioned reflections and possible recommendations that will provide a competitive but level playing field for early career researchers. Above all, we look to recommend measures that are true to CAPA’s values which include the protection the academic freedom but also respect that this is achieved within the conventions of the Westminster system that our federal government operates under.