We provide independent expert advice to government and policy makers. Key areas of focus in our policy work include national research infrastructure, research engagement and impact, humanities skills and capability development, and international collaboration.

Our latest policy submissions

Standard research classifications

The need for a classification model that can better reflect the dynamism of emerging and multidisciplinary research.

Supporting the full spectrum of research

Australian Research Council implementation of the National Science and Research Priorities.

Australia's soft power

The diplomatic benefits that can be realised through Australia’s research, education and cultural assets.

Funding Australia's Research

An integrated investment strategy, and diversity and flexibility in research support mechanisms, needed for Australia’s research system.