Status and Details

Status and Details

This page contains information about the status, approval and implementation of this version of the document. It also contains information contact details for the subject matter expert.  To the right, a brief summary of the changes between this and the previous version is provided.

Council Charter

Status Current
Effective Date 5th April 2017
Review Date 31st December 2019
Approval Authority University Council
Approval Date 5th April 2017
Expiry Date Not Applicable
Enquiries Contact David Cantrick-Brooks
University Secretary
+61 2 49217316

Summary of Changes from Previous Version

This is the first version of this document to be published in the new UON Policy Library. For all intents and purposes, this version is reflective of the version that was approved, published and in effect at the time the new Policy Library was launched. In migrating the document to the new Policy Library it was subjected to reformatting, including the application of a new numbering system.


The following information details the history of changes to the document prior to its publication in the new UON Policy Library:


5 April 2017 – Administrative amendment to title of University of Newcastle By-law 2017 to reflect updated By-law.


7 October 2016 - DCSC (US) - Administrative amendment to clause 2.5 to correctly show Council member’s right to attend Academic Senate, approved the Director, Council Services & Chancellery under delegated authority [D16/288792]


29 April 2016 - DCSC (US) - Administrative amendments only, approved by Director, Council Services & Chancellery under delegated authority [D16/118418]


11 December 2015 - University Council - The Council Charter has been revised as a next generation Board Charter focussed on the roles and responsibilities of Council and its members, responsibilities delegated as well as the membership and operation of the Council. (D15 293540 approved by Council Resolution C15:178)


30 March 2015 - University Council - Rescinded as a rule and reauthorised as a policy statement, in accordance with resolution (C15:030)


14 November 2014 - University Council - Amendments made (C14:275) 29 November 2013 - University Council - First edition (C13:227)


21/10/2008 - University Council - First version



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