Office of Commonwealth and Government Relations

The Office of Commonwealth and Government Relations is the point of liaison between the University and all levels of Government.

As Australia’s national university, ANU has specific responsibilities to form strong relationships with parliamentary representatives and government agencies to help ensure they have ready access to the scope and depth of the expertise available at ANU.

The role of the Office of Commonwealth and Government Relations includes:

  • providing a gateway for government and parliamentarians to the most relevant ANU expertise;
  • providing analysis and advice to the University Executive;
  • assisting ANU staff in their communications with ACT and Federal Government representatives.



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Our teams & contacts


Contact details
Contact the team 
Phone 02 6125 6885


Contact details
Steven Fanner 
Phone 02 6125 2673
Thomasina Henriquez 
Commonwealth and Government Relations Assistant
Phone +61 2 6125 6885
Kerrie Thornton 
Senior Government Relations Officer
Phone 02 6125 9525
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