Inquiry into Funding Australia's Research

On Wednesday 09 May 2018 the Committee adopted an inquiry referred by the Minister for Employment, Education and Training, Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham, asking the Committee to inquire into and report on the efficiency, effectiveness and coherency of Australian Government funding for research.

The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make submissions addressing the terms of reference by 30 June 2018.

Information that may assist in preparing a submission to the Committee may be viewed here

Committee Secretariat contact:

PO Box 6021
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 4573
Fax: +61 2 6277 4773

About this inquiry

This inquiry will examine the efficiency, effectiveness and coherency of Australian Government funding for research. It will focus on federally funded research agencies, their funding mechanisms and university collaborative research. The inquiry will not consider the National Health and Medical Research Council, nor non-federal research funding.

Past Public Hearings

20 Aug 2018: CANBERRA
07 Aug 2018: SYDNEY
06 Aug 2018: The University of Melbourne


Inquiry Status

Submissions closed


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