Purpose and Terms of Reference

The Senate Standing Committee (SSC) is a Sub-Committee of Senate and is governed by University Statute 2.10. The Senate Standing Committee shall, subject to the direction and control of the Senate, exercise the following functions:

  • act as a conduit between the State Chapters and Senate in relation to the nomination of Senators pursuant to clause 13.2(f) of the Constitution;
  • consider and advise Senate regarding the appointment of Senators pursuant to clause 13.2(g) of the Constitution;
  • consider and advise Senate regarding the Vice-Chancellor's remuneration as defined in clause 32.1 of the Constitution;
  • Following discussion between the Chair of the Committee and the Vice-Chancellor, exercise during intervals between meetings of the Senate a standing delegation to deal with urgent issues pursuant to clause 16.1 of the Constitution;
  • Review proposals or amendments to Statutes and Regulations and recommend to Senate for approval;
  • Review and approve proposals or amendments to Policy and report to Senate for noting; g) Provide policy advice and/or consider items requiring legislative review or interpretation;
  • Consider and report to Senate on any other matters referred to it by Senate; and
  • obtain legal, financial or other independent professional advice from external persons or bodies with relevant experience and expertise, at ACU's expense, in the exercise of the functions set out in this Statute 2.10.

Meeting Schedule: See Governance Committee Calendar.

Committee Templates: See Governance Committe Meeting Templates.

Chair: Chancellor, The Hon Martin Daubney AM KC.

Governance Support: Hugh McCuaig, Governance Officer.

For general Senate Standing Committee enquiries, please contact Governance@acu.edu.au.

Composition and Membership:

Composition Membership
Chancellor (Chair) Hon. Martin Daubney AM KC
Pro-Chancellor (and Chair, Finance & Resources Committee Virginia Bourke
Vice-Chancellor Prof Zlatko Skrbis
Chair of the Academic Board Prof Tim McKenry
Chair of The Audit and Risk Committee Robert Baker
Page last updated on 02/08/2023

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