Editorial | Creative Arts Research: “Are we there yet?”

This edition of NiTRO was prompted by responses to a survey conducted last year, which asked readers what they would like to see more about in NiTRO. It is also timely, given the recent announcement of results of the ERA exercise and research engagement and impact assessments. We have devoted two editions to an exploration of the state of play for creative arts research.

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Editorial: Australia’s arts and culture policy: The state of play

In the same month that government interference in the peer review process for research in the Arts and Humanities was revealed, and the Australia Council reported that the Arts provides a bigger tourist drawcard than sport, Cricket Australia’s governance problems hit the headlines. Guess which issue got the greatest coverage?

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Editorial: The shape of things to come

Thirty years ago, in July 1988, the Commonwealth Government introduced a policy paper that was to reshape the Australian Higher Education landscape and introduce concepts and ideas that were to influence university operations over the following three decades. In this edition of NiTRO we mark the anniversary of the release of the White Paper with a host of perspectives and recollections.

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