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Student fee changes up for debate

They were a suitably contrarian trio. Professor Glyn Davis, vice-chancellor of the University of Melbourne, Sophie Johnston, president of the National Union of Students, and Andrew Norton, higher education program director at the Grattan Institute, graced the stage at the ...

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University reforms: what they mean for you

The Higher Education Reform Package report, released on 1 May 2017 by education minister Simon Birmingham, has already generated a lot of heated commentary from both sides of the debate. With the Coalition’s previous higher education reforms – spearheaded by then ...

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Plibersek envisions more flexible demand-driven system

Federal Labor has flagged further reforms to increase flexibility in the demand-driven system of university funding if it comes to power at the next election. Addressing the Universities Australia conference in Canberra on Thursday 2 March 2017, shadow education minister ...

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New IRU chair sets sights on equity policies

Restoring the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program and including sub-degree loans in the demand-driven system are two of the priorities for the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) group’s new chair, professor Colin Stirling. This puts the IRU – a network ...

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