Report on the Review of the Australian National University (ANU) Act 1991 and the governance arrangements of the ANU (the Walker Review)

Wednesday 24 June 2015

News

In September 2014, in consultation with the former Australian National University (ANU) Chancellor, Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC and the former Vice-Chancellor, Professor Ian Young AO, the Australian Government commissioned a review to ensure that the ANU’s legislative and governance arrangements are fit for purpose, and to assist the University to maintain and enhance its status as a leading university, nationally and internationally, for the coming decades.

Former lawyer and Vice-Chancellor of Deakin University, Professor (Emeritus) Sally Walker AM, conducted the review and made 29 recommendations aimed at further strengthening the university’s governance arrangements and ensuring that its legislative arrangements will allow the Council to govern effectively into the future. The Government is working with the ANU to implement review recommendations.

More information can be found in the former Minister for Education and Training’s media release and at the Review of the Australian National University (ANU) Act 1991 and the governance arrangements of the ANU.