On 10 May 2018, the Australian Research Council Amendment Bill 2018 (the “Bill”) was introduced to Federal Parliament’s House of Representatives by the Hon Karen Andrews MP (Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills) - where it is currently before the House of Representatives awaiting further discussion.
The Bill proposes to amend the Australian Research Council Act 2001 (Cth).
The Explanatory Memorandum to the Bill indicates its purpose is:
The Bill also supports the financial assistance for approved research programs administered by the Australian Research Council (ARC).
The ARC is a Commonwealth entity and advises the Australian Government on:
According to the, the purpose of this entity is to:
The proposed amendments to ss 48(2), 49(r), (s) and (t) of the ARC Act will enable continued financial assistance to be provided for approved research programs which are administered by the ARC. The ARC supports the highest quality fundamental and applied research and research training through funding schemes under the National Competitive Grants Programs (NCGP).
Under the NCGP scheme, funding:
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– Retrieved 10 May 2018
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