Briefing Papers

Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) 2022 Review

23 Nov 22

Download: Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations (CAPA) 2022 Review

The last few years have been incredibly challenging for all of us and it, for this reason, we have all worked tirelessly to hold CAPA together through the most challenging time in its long history. 

While CAPA has been troubled by governance issues, we have kept CAPA in the policy conversations in Canberra driven by passion and conviction. We had to freeze our bank account and manage the best we could to pay CAPA’s bills and travel because we believed the postgraduate voices must be heard. 

I am proud to say we did our best under less than favourable circumstances and sought legal advice for myself and CAPA along the way. Both Saira, Sharlene and many of our affiliates are owed a big thank you for their moral support through this challenging year. 

Finally, I apologise for the length of the document; the reality is that much work has been done this year, and it came from a place of genuine passion. 

I hope the readers of this document find inspiration for what we tried to accomplish this year despite the obstacles placed in our way. 


Errol Phuah