Council and its Committees

2016 Council members pictured above, from left to right: Mr Brad Parkinson,
Dr Steve Andersen OAM, Professor Nan Seuffert, Mr Michael Zelinsky, Mr Robert Ryan,
Ms Julie Gray, Ms Jane Bridge, Professor Paul Wellings CBE (Vice-Chancellor),
Professor Wilma Vialle, Ms Jillian Broadbent AO (Chancellor), Miss YangMing Goh,
Mr Noel Cornish (Deputy Chancellor), Dr Elizabeth Magassy,
A/Professor Rodney Vickers and Mr Peter Fitzgerald.

(Council members not pictured: Mr Dom Figliomeni and Ms Nieves Murray)

COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP UPDATE 2017

The following new members are congratulated on their election to 
Council for terms commencing 1 January 2017:

Mr David Groves – Council appointed member
Mr Yuxi Ruan – Postgraduate Student member
Mr Zachary Fitzpatrick – Undergraduate Student member

The following members are also congratulated on their re-election to
Council for terms commencing 1 January 2017:

Professor Nan Seuffert – Academic Staff member
Ms Jane Bridge – Council appointed member
Ms Nieves Murray – Council appointed member 

AGENDA AND COUNCIL PAPERS

The Agenda is sent to all members, at least one week in advance of a meeting.

The minutes are circulated to members after the meeting for confirmation at the following meeting.

THE SECRETARY TO THE COUNCIL

The Chief Administrative Officer, Ms Melva Crouch, is the Secretary to the Council. She is responsible for the preparation and issue of all Council documents. She is assisted by the Deputy Secretary, Dr Nancy Huggett.

STATUS OF COUNCIL COMMITTEES

The Act provides that the Council may by resolution delegate all or any of its powers and functions under the Act, except the power of delegation itself, to any members or to any committee of its members, or to any officer or officers of the University. Committees of Council may decide matters within delegations received from the Council, but otherwise make recommendations to the Council.

PUBLIC ACCESS TO MEETINGS

The Council resolved in August 1975 that Council meetings would be open to members of the University (although attendance is limited to 10). Members of the University wishing to attend a Council meeting should contact Dr Huggett, Deputy Secretary to Council, in advance of the meeting.

The Vice-Chancellor arranges for decisions of the Council to be reported to the press whenever this is appropriate.

Committee Dates

2017 Schedule of Committee Meetings

This schedule includes meeting details for University Council and Council Committees, Academic Senate and its committees, as well as Faculty and other University Committees.

The 2017 Schedule of Committee Meetings is currently up to date. Any additions or changes should be sent to Governance.