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Equity and Diversity Committee

Equity and Diversity Committee Role

The Equity and Diversity Committee;

  • advises on strategies to meet the equity and cultural diversity legislative reporting obligations to both State and Federal agencies,
  • advises on institutional responses to equity and diversity policy initiatives taken by government and external agencies,
  • advises on equal opportunity, equity and cultural diversity impacts of the University's policies, practices and initiatives,
  • advises on strategies for improving access, participation, retention and success of students from equity target groups, particularly Indigenous Australians,
  • takes carriage of matters relating to disability including the implementation of the University's Disability Action Plan,
  • champions equity and diversity amongst staff and students,
  • provides a consultative mechanism for the university community about equity and diversity matters,
  • commissions research and considers reports on equity and diversity matters, and
  • considers and reports on any equity and diversity matter referred to the Committee by the Vice-Chancellor.