VC appointed Deputy Chairman of COAG Reform Council
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Australian Catholic University (ACU) Vice-Chancellor, Professor Greg Craven, has been appointed Deputy Chairman of the COAG Reform Council.
The group aims to assist the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to drive its reform agenda by strengthening public accountability of governments through independent and evidence-based assessment and performance reporting.
Professor Craven was appointed as a highly regarded authority on federalism, government, public policy, and constitutional law and history.
“We are delighted to have Professor Craven join our council as the Deputy Chairman, and we are looking forward to his contribution to our work,” Chairman, Paul McClintock said.
“Professor Craven comes to the role with a wealth of experience in the fields of federalism, public policy and government—he will be a great asset to the council.”
Professor Craven said he was looking forward to contributing to the council’s important role in reporting on the progress of COAG’s agreements.
“The COAG Reform Council plays a critical role in driving COAG’s reforms,” he said.
“Uncertain economic times mean that the successful implementation of these reforms is now more critical than ever—I look forward to working with the council during this important period.”
Professor Craven is also the Vice-Chancellor of the Australian Catholic University, Vice-President of the Australian Higher Education Industrial Association Executive Committee, and Chair of the Universities Australia Standing Committee on the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency.
He replaces the former Deputy Chairman, Professor Geoff Gallop.
The council next meets at the end of February to discuss the next round of reports on National Agreements in healthcare, housing, disability, and Indigenous reform.