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Policy Advice

A key function identified for the ARC under its legislation (Australian Research Council Act 2001) is to provide advice to the Government on research matters. The aim of the ARC is to deliver analysis and evidence-based advice to government and contribute to the development of national research and innovation policy.

The ARC aims to:

Facilitate excellent research outcomes for Australia by:

  • Providing high quality policy advice on research matters to Government–advice that:
    • is evidence-based, innovative and strategic
    • takes account of relevant national and international developments
    • is informed by consultation and dialogue with stakeholders
    • is informed by program monitoring and evaluation
  • Supporting the development of whole-of-government research policy initiatives and participating in coordinated policy development across portfolios
  • Advising the government on emerging issues and strategic policy challenges
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