Australian Research Council Amendment (Ensuring Research Independence) Bill 2018

March 2022

© Commonwealth of Australia 2022
ISBN: 978-1-76093-382-1

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Chapter 1—Introduction

  Purpose of the bill
  Conduct of the inquiry
  Structure of the report
  Notes on references

Chapter 2—Background

  Overview of the bill
  The ARC
  Grant assessment process
  Consideration by the Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Bills
  Compatibility with human rights

Chapter 3—Views on the bill

  General views on the bill
  Key issues raised by submitters
  Committee View

Labor Senators' Additional Comments : Known Unknowns

  Political motives for ministerial intervention
  Retaining the ministerial veto
  Review into the ARC

Australian Greens Senators' Dissenting Report

  Overwhelming support for the Bill to remove the ministerial veto

Appendix 1—Submissions and Additional Information

Appendix 2—Public Hearing and Witnesses

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Senate Education and Employment Committees
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Canberra ACT 2600

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