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The Council serves as the governing authority of ANU and its controlled entities. Good corporate and academic governance is a fundamental part of the culture and academic and operating practices of the University. The following section outlines key aspects of the University’s corporate and academic governance framework and practices for 2019.

In December 2019, Council assessed and reaffirmed its view that the University complies with the corporate and academic governance requirements of:

  • Australian National University Act 1991 (ANU Act)
  • Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013 (PGPA Act)
  • Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015
  • Voluntary Code of Best Practice for the Governance of Australian Public Universities (as revised May 2018).

Further information on the governance of the University is available at anu.edu.au/about/governance.