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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 ebooks, opinion pieces, recent submissions, media releases, project reports and papers.

2016

ABDC recommends including leadership development in Australia's international competitiveness agenda

Submission - Senate Inquiry into Australia’s Future in Research and Innovation – Feb 2016

The Australian business school community is very interested in seeing stronger links between business and universities, especially with respect to ensuring effective leadership and management of research commercialisation, innovation, export development and technology transfer.

2015

ABDC endorses retention of accountants on the 2016-17 Skilled Occupation List

Submission - Department of Education and Training Consultation on the 2016-17 Skilled Occupation List - Nov 2015

In our submission to the Department of Education and Training, ABDC recommends retaining accountants on the 2016-17 Skilled Occupation List (SOL) to meet term labour market demand for accountants.

ABDC supports well-resourced, collaborative and industry-relevant research policy

Submission - Department of Education and Training Review of Research Policy and Funding - Sept 2015

Responding to the research policy review, ABDC supports the call for policy to support innovative, well-resourced and diverse business research - vital for Australia’s future prosperity and capacity to see industry-relevant research, increased productivity and commercialisation.

ABDC recommends government policy that supports sustainable international education

Submission - Productivity Commission Issues Paper "Barriers to Export Services " - Sept 2015

Responding to the Productivity Commission's draft report on removing export service barriers, ABDC says Australia needs to do more to support sustainable growth of our international education sector.

ABDC calls for a flexible research training system that supports innovation and collaboration

Submission - ACOLA - Review of Australia's Research Training System - Sept 2015

In our submission to ACOLA, ABDC calls for a research training system that enhances Australia's capacity to deliver innovative and industry collaborative research.

ABDC advocates for academic data access as part of ASIC Business Register sale

ABDC advocates for the ASIC Business Register sale process to include conditions that would enable better academic access to the data currently collected by ASIC.

ABDC endorses tourism, hospitality and events learning standards

Standards

Tourism, hospitality and events is the fifth business discipline to develop academic learning standards (aka threshold learning outcomes) for bachelors and masters coursework degrees.

ABDC emphasises the critical role of a Learning and Teaching Institute

Submission - Consultation on New Learning and Teaching Institute - July 2015

In response to the Department of Education and Training's proposed replacement of the Office for Learning and Teaching, ABDC emphasises the critical role of quality learning and teaching in delivering successful student outcomes.

ABDC supports a sustainable, globally competitive and quality international education sector in Australia

Submission - Draft International Education Strategy - July 2015

ABDC responds to the Australian Government’s draft International Education Strategy.

Business schools play crucial role in developing a sustainable and globally competitive international education sector

Submission - Productivity Commission Issues Paper on "Barriers to Export Services " - Sept 2015

ABDC responds to the Productivity Commission's Issues Paper on 'Barriers to Export Services'.

ABDC welcomes a regulatory model to lift public confidence in financial services industry

Submission - Lifting the professional, ethical and education standards in the financial services industry - May 2015

In ABDC's response to the Australian Government’s consultation paper ‘Lifting the professional, ethical and education standards in the financial services industry’, ABDC welcomes recommendations that will lift public confidence in the financial services industry.

2014

Incentives needed to promote natural collaboration between universities and industry

Submission - Department of Education and Training Consultation on Boosting Commercial Returns from Research - Nov 2014

ABDC welcomes government policies and initiatives encouraging mutually advantageous research collaboration between industry and universities.

ABDC supports retention of accountants on the 2015-16 Skilled Occupation List

Submission - Department of Industry Consultation on the 2015-16 Skilled Occupation List - Nov 2014

ABDC supports retaining the current status of accountants on the 2015 Skilled Occupation List (SOL) for independent migration.

ABDC releases finance learning standards

Standards

Finance is the fourth business discipline after accounting, marketing and economics to develop threshold learning standards. The next is tourism, hospitality and events.

ABDC releases Future of Management Education report

Report

The Future of Management Education report underlines the need for greater engagement between business schools and industry to ensure universities produce the business leaders Australia needs to continue to prosper.

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