Academy submission to the Job-ready Graduates Exposure Draft Legislation

AAH News Policy & Research

The Academy yesterday made a submission to the public consultation on the Job-ready Graduates Exposure Draft Legislation. As reflected in our previous statements on the government’s proposed changes to university fee structures, the Academy does not support the Job-ready Graduates Package in its current form. Under the new model, total funding for humanities subjects in the Society and Culture cluster …

What are the four drivers that have shaped Australia’s policy settings for arts and culture?

AAH News A New Approach, Media release, Policy & Research

A New Approach today released its fourth report, Behind the scenes: Drivers of arts and cultural policy settings in Australia and beyond. As a nation we are facing unprecedented challenges, as we wrestle with the consequences of back-to-back bushfire and pandemic crises as well as Australia’s first recession in 29 years. Arts and culture have a significant role to play …

Mobilising ideas and talent for the creative economy

AAH News Academy, Policy & Research

By Academy Executive Director, Dr Christina Parolin. First published in ArtsHub, 30 June 2020. 2020 has been a record year for challenges: catastrophic bushfires, a brutal global pandemic, the shutdown of our cultural and creative sectors, unemployment shooting up the charts, and a massive fee hike for those wanting to study humanities, arts and social science courses at university. It’s …

Why we need humanities graduates in our workforce

AAH News Academy, Policy & Research

By Academy President, Professor Joy Damousi. First published in The Age, 21 June 2020. Education’s distinct purpose is to be forward-thinking, but the government’s sweeping changes to university fee structures are short-sighted. Under the changes, students studying humanities, arts and social science (HASS) subjects will face huge fee increases to help fund decreases in costs for students enrolled in other subjects deemed …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

Humanities hit hardest when needed more than ever

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

The Australian Academy of the Humanities today expressed deep concern about the Government’s changes to university fee structures, which disproportionally affect the humanities and call into question the very role of the 21st century university. “This is potentially the greatest hit to Australia’s humanities sector in a century”, said Professor Joy Damousi, President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. …

Our cultural and creative future at the crossroads

AAH News A New Approach, Academy, Policy & Research

The first quarter of 2020 can best be summed up in one word – ‘unprecedented’. From severe drought, to calamitous bushfires, and now COVID-19, every element of our lives has been touched in some way. The Australian Academy of the Humanities offers its deepest sympathies to those experiencing loss, illness, isolation and financial strain at this extraordinary time. The Academy champions …

Statement on COVID-19

AAH News Academy, Policy & Research

With Australia’s bushfire recovery efforts only just underway, our collective attention has now turned to the broad and deep impacts of COVID-19. The Council and Secretariat of the Academy extend our thoughts and good wishes to our friends and colleagues across Australia and around the world, and we offer our deepest sympathies to those experiencing loss, illness, isolation and financial …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

Academy welcomes government investment in humanities, arts and social sciences research infrastructure strategy

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

The Australian Academy of the Humanities welcomes the federal Department of Education’s decision to expedite funding for a major feasibility study into investment and infrastructure needed to advance Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) research. Commencing this year, the Department will lead a scoping study, part of the 2016 Research Infrastructure Roadmap, designed to develop a national ‘coordinated approach to …

Australian Academy of the Humanities Media Release

Our 8-Point Plan to Humanise the Future

AAH News Media release, Policy & Research

The Australian Academy of the Humanities sees the 18 May federal election as an opportunity for all political parties to make a new and increased commitment to ensuring a humanised future for Australia. Today it has released its 8-point plan to address years of neglect and cuts to funding to the humanities sector. ‘A human-centred approach to policy-making requires all government agendas to be …

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Consultation open for the Future Humanities Workforce Project

AAH News Opportunities, Policy & Research

The Australian Academy of the Humanities invites you to share your view on the challenges and opportunities facing Australia’s humanities-trained workforce and its contribution to a range of industry sectors. Funded by the Australian Research Council, our Future Humanities Workforce project aims to understand the capacity and demographics of Australia’s university-based and broader humanities research workforce, to identify the contemporary …