Release type: Media Release


More than 300 submissions made to Australian Universities Accord process


The Hon Jason Clare MP
Minister for Education

More than 300 submissions have been received through the public consultation process to develop the Australian Universities Accord. 

Submissions have come from across higher education, business and government, including from students, higher education staff, unions, peak bodies and policy experts.  

The submissions will play a critical role in the deliberations of the Australian Universities Accord Panel as they consider their interim report.  

The Accord is the first big and broad review of Australia’s higher education system in 15 years.  

On top of the submissions and the release of a discussion paper, more than 120 groups and individuals have attended face-to-face and virtual meetings and roundtables with the Universities Accord Panel to date. 

The interim report is due to be presented to Government by the end of June 2023.  

Individual submissions can be found here.  

Quotes attributable to Minister for Education, Jason Clare: 

“The Universities Accord team are working to reshape and reimagine higher education in Australia and set it up for the next decade and beyond. 

“Professor O’Kane has asked people to think big and be bold in their submissions. 

“Thank you to everyone who made a submission and who is engaging with this important undertaking.”  

Quotes attributable to the Chair of the Australian Universities Accord Panel, Professor Mary O’Kane AC:  

“We are very grateful to all those who worked on submissions to the Review.  

“We have received a wealth of smart ideas and great examples of best practice with suggestions for how they could be scaled up.”