Overview of Policy & Research
One of the key roles of the Australian Academy of the Humanities is to act as a consultant and advisory body on matters concerning the humanities.
The Academy provides independent, expert advice to government, industry, the media, cultural organisations and community groups by:
- advocating for, and supporting, the appointment of humanities experts on select committees;
- providing reports and submissions to government reviews and inquiries;
- giving evidence at hearings on policy matters;
- convening specialist committees on matters of particular public policy concern, inviting the participation of Fellows and non-Fellows willing to contribute their expertise, influence and skills.
The Academy's Policy Committee
is currently engaged in policy debates concerning the funding of higher education, the provision of research infrastructure for humanities researchers, the impact of the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative, the new Australian curriculum, standards and quality frameworks for higher education, and the development of the National Cultural Policy. The Language Studies Committee
advises the Academy Council
on matters concerning languages policy