This three-page response complements that original submission, reaffirming the sector’s commitment to its agreed positions and elaborating on our key points and recommendations as they pertain to the considerations of the interim report. (Appendix 6 illustrates how the university sector’s 29
agreed recommendations map to the interim report).
The issues included in this three-page response are derived from discussions in UA’s Accord Ideas Workshop, held in Parliament House on August 10, 2023. These discussions built in turn upon a brief in-house survey sent to members in advance, asking them to identify the five considerations from the interim report they considered to be of the highest priority to the sector. Therefore, in this submission, we explore both the top priorities for pursuit, and the items of greatest joint concern to the sector at this time.