Rave reviews for the Review

Australian Research Council well-wishers love it

Early responses to the review were uniformly positive

Australian Academy of Science: “recommendations in the review are so important and sensible that the academy looks forward to their implementation as soon as practicable”

Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering: “help(s) strengthen Australian research, reduce administrative burdens, and minimise the potential for political interference”

Australian Technology Network: “important that ARC provides a trusted and stable cornerstone for Australia’s research system … if adopted, the recommendations of the Sheil Review will go a long way to achieving this.”

Group of Eight: “a vital first step towards ensuring Australia’s research funding agency is fit for purpose and can meet the future needs of the nation. … the review recommendations are also important in the context of the current Universities Accord process.

Innovative Research Universities: “ARC can play a valuable leadership role in increasing the impact, accessibility, equity and diversity of Australian research. This will require new resourcing for the ARC to deepen and expand its capabilities, build new collaboration with universities, and connect with broader reforms”

Science and Technology Australia: “a comprehensive, thoughtful blueprint for modernisation”

Universities Australia: “ a path forward for the ARC and we look forward to a favourable government response.”