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Interview with Don Aitkin

Author: Don Aitkin; R M Cavalier
Publisher: 14 July 1993.
Series: National Board of Employment, Education and Training oral history project.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook : English
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Mr Aitkin talks of his employment background; political questions in research funding; the setting up of the ARC; his impressions of Dawkins; the Green and White papers on education; the creation of the Board as a statutory authority; the need for an end user of results of research; his reaction to Dawkins' plan and the Board; key problems in previous advisory structures; Councils setting the agenda; other Councils'  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Don Aitkin
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Don Aitkin; R M Cavalier
OCLC Number: 221929078
Notes: Preservation, working duplicate and cassette copies made.
Event notes: Recorded at the University of Canberra.
Description: 1 audiotape reel ; 7 in.
Series Title: National Board of Employment, Education and Training oral history project.
Responsibility: Interviewer: Rodney Cavalier.

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Mr Aitkin talks of his employment background; political questions in research funding; the setting up of the ARC; his impressions of Dawkins; the Green and White papers on education; the creation of the Board as a statutory authority; the need for an end user of results of research; his reaction to Dawkins' plan and the Board; key problems in previous advisory structures; Councils setting the agenda; other Councils' lack of ability to interfere with ARC matters; leadership roles within the Board; getting papers through the Board; HEC wrangling in 1989; Julian Disney's role; formation of Federation of Australian Technological Societies.

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