A Brief History of AAIR
Charges membership fees
The earliest records for membership fees is November 2001. Individual membership is set at AUD$55 per calendar year, including GST for Australian residents. Corporate membership is available to universities and other institutions for AUD$45 per member, subject to a minimum of four members. No earlier information is available.
Registers for GST
The Goods & Services Tax (GST) is introduced into Australia on 1 July 2000. AAIR registers for the GST.
Registers for an ABN
An ABN is an Australian Business Number. ABNs became a requirement under the Australian Tax Office on 1 July 2000. AAIR’s ABN is 85 802 804 296.
Incorporates as a legal entity
The Australasian Association for Institutional Research Inc. (AAIR) is incorporated as a legal entity, registered in the State of Victoria (Registration Number: A0034643U).
Awards Honorary Life Membership to Ken Doyle
Ken Doyle is awarded Honorary Life Membership in recognition of his contributions to AAIR.
Launches first website
Around 1996, the first AAIR website is launched. It is initially developed and housed at Flinders University. The earliest archived copy available is from 29 October, 2001.
Awards Life Membership to Raj Sharma
Raj Sharma, the founder of AAIR, is awarded Life Membership for his contributions to AAIR. Raj was AAIR’s inaugural President serving two terms from 1990 until 1994.
Approves Code of Ethics
The Code of Ethics is adopted by the membership at the 1994 Annual General Meeting.
Publishes first edition of ‘A Primer on Institutional Research in Australasia’
Publishes first edition of the JIRA
Volume 1, Number 1 of the Journal of Institutional Research in Australasia (JIRA) is published with the majority of peer reviewed articles being papers presented at the AAIR Annual Forum held in Melbourne in October 1991.
Hosts the first AAIR Forum
The first AAIR Forum is held at the Central Queensland University (CQU) in Rockhampton.