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Publications & Advocacy

On behalf of our members, the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) co-ordinates national projects, advocates on national issues and partners with key stakeholders, with interests in influencing policy and practice in business education and research at Australian universities.  Below are recent submissions, press releases, project reports and papers.


$2000 cap on self-funded expenses scrapped

Submission - Proposed Policy on Capping Tax Deductions for Self Education Expenses - April 2013

Thanks to the advocacy by ABDC and others, the Coalition Government announced it would be scrapping the proposed $2,000 cap on tax deductions.

ABDC releases new Journal Quality List

After an extensive review in 2013, ABDC has released a new Journal Quality List.

ABDC makes submission on impact of university research

Submission - DIISRTE Consultation on the Impact of University Research

In our submission, ABDC has recognised the need for public accountability of public-funded research but warn that the overall benefit-to-cost ratio of any new scheme is critical.

ABDC responds to draft research standards

Submission - Higher Education Standards Panel's Draft Standards for Research, Research Training and Learning Outcomes - July 2013

ABDC has responded to the Higher Education Standards Panel's draft standards for research, research training and learning outcomes.

ABDC submission on standards for course design and learning outcomes

Submission - HESP Proposed Standards for Course Design and Learning Outcomes - Apr 2013

ABDC has made a submission on the Higher Education Standards Panel's proposed standards for course design and learning outcomes.

ABDC submission on ERA 2012

Submission - DIISRTE Consultation on ERA 2012 Review - Apr 2013

ABDC responds to the consultation on the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) process in 2012.

ABDC supports Industry Innovation Precincts Framework

Submission - DIISRTE Consultation on Innovation Precincts Framework - Mar 2013

ABDC has made a submission to the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education, welcoming the proposed Innovation Precincts Framework.


ABDC publishes marketing learning standards


ABDC has published threshold learning standards for both bachelors and coursework masters marketing degrees.

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