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 ebooks, opinion pieces, recent submissions, media releases, project reports and papers.
Submission - Department of Immigration and Border Protection Consultation on 2014-15 Skilled Occupation List - Dec 2013
ABDC has made a submission to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection to retain accountants on the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) to meet future labour market demand.
Economics is the third business discipline after accounting and marketing to develop threshold learning standards and the next is finance.
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.
After an extensive review in 2013, ABDC has released a new Journal Quality List.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has published threshold learning standards for both bachelors and coursework masters marketing degrees.