As the peak national organisation of historians, the Australian Historical Association is committed to advocating on behalf of its members on issues relating to the professional practice of history.
The AHA takes leadership on matters relating to:
- The ethical practice of history in Australia.
- Nationally significant institutions and resources relating to the practice of history.
- Collaboration with other professional Associations
- Research and funding bodies
- Significant national events or debates
To raise a matter with the AHA Executive Committee please email the Executive Officer.
Previous Advocacy Work includes:
Letters from the Australian Historical Association to members of the crossbench urging a vote against proposed funding cuts to the humanities: Senator Stirling Griff, Senator Rex Patrick, Senator Jacqui Lambie, Rebekha Sharkie MP
Letter from the Australian Historical Association to Senator Jacqui Lambie, defending the value of historical expertise with reference to Teddy Sheean VC.
Submission to the Department of Education, Skills and Employment, urging withdrawal of the Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020.
Submission to the Education and Employment Legislation Committee, inquiring into the Higher Education Support Amendment (Job-Ready Graduates and Supporting Regional and Remote Students) Bill 2020.
Submission to the Australian Research Council (ARC) comprehensive review of Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) and the Engagement and Impact Assessment (EI)