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Author Australia. Parliament. Senate. Employment, Workplace Relations and Education References Committee

Title Order for production of documents on university finances / Senate Employment, Workplace Relations and Education References Committee
Published Canberra : The Committee, 2003
Canberra : The Committee, 2003


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  379.1214 Aus/Ofp  AVAILABLE
Description v, 42 pages ; 25 cm
Series Senate Committee report / Employment, Workplace Relations and Education References Committee
Parliamentary paper / Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia, 0727-4181 ; no. 263 of 2003
Australia. Parliament. Senate. Employment, Workplace Relations and Education References Committee. Report
Parliamentary paper (Australia. Parliament) ; 2003, no. 263
Summary For some time, the Senate has expressed concerns about the approach of the Government to the timely provision of information as requested by the Parliament. These concerns go to the propensity of ministers to deny requests, in particular requests for specific financial and other data related to Commonwealth expenditure, on the grounds that such information is 'commercial in confidence'. Senate standing order 164 can be invoked in an attempt to have documents tabled. The standing order provides for the Senate to make an order for documents to be produced by the Leader of the Government and laid on the table. The documents so produced are known as returns to order. This report arises from the Government's refusal so far to comply with this order in regard to a request for information on the financial state of universities, as documented in discussions between the Department of Education, Science and Training and each of the publicly funded universities. No evidence was presented by the Minister to support the Governmentâs and the Departmentâs assertion that the material warrants the description of being is 'commercial in confidence'. No evidence was presented to suggest that releasing the information would not be in the public interest, or would be contrary to the interests of universities. Therefore the information should be made available. [p.viii]
Analysis Universities
Financial disclosure
Standing orders
Parliament Executive relations
Dept of Education, Science and Training
Interstate comparisons
Key item
Financial reports
Notes "October 2003"
Chair: George Campbell
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also available in an electronic version via the internet. Address as at 21/06/04:
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader for pdf file
Commonwealth of Australia 2003
In English
Subject Universities and collegesz Australia -- Finances
Federal aid to higher education -- Australia.
Higher education and state -- Australia.
Universities and colleges -- Australia -- Finance.
Author Campbell, George, 1943-
ISSN 0727-4181
ISBN 0642713251