2002 – The State of Victoria ‘Review of University Governance’

Attachment: CAPA Paper

Lynne Kosky, Victorian Minister for Education and Training (then Minister for Post-Compulsory Education) called a Review of University Governance for Victorian universities on December 4th 2001. The call for a review came after the Auditor General for Victoria raised concerns about university commercial ventures; after sustained criticism of University of Melbourne businesses in various newspapers and on television; and after questions about governance issues and commercialisation in some Victorian universities (especially Melbourne) were raised by the 2001 Senate Inquiry into Higher Education.

The review committee, headed by Stuart Hamilton (Secretary, DEET Victoria) included three Vice Chancellors, the CEO of the Australian Government Employees Superannuation trust, Professor Simon Marginson and Ms Fran Thorn (Deputy Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet).