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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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