Legislative Council: Wednesday, February 08, 2023



Study of Law, Politics and Government

Orders of the Day, Private Business, No. 16: Hon. R.A. Simms to move:

That this council—

1. Notes that the study of law, politics and government plays an integral role in building community understanding and appreciation of democracy.

2. Acknowledges that senior research and teaching staff in university departments are vital to ensure sufficient capacity to:

(a) supervise PhD students;

(b) undertake valuable research; and

(c) maintain expertise in the relevant field.

3. Notes that Flinders University currently has a business case proposal to restructure teaching and research staff within the government discipline.

4. Recognises that the proposed restructure:

(a) reduces the number of staff able to supervise PhD students; and

(b) increases the number of junior teaching specialist academics.

5. Calls on Flinders University to reconsider proposed changes to teaching and research staff within the College of Business, Government and Law to ensure no decrease in the capacity, capability and expertise.

The Hon. R.A. SIMMS (17:05): I move:

That this order of the day be discharged.

Motion carried; order of the day discharged.