4 May 2016
There’s one thing we can say for sure about higher education policy for the next 12 months: no matter which party wins the election, there will be more consultations and reviews.
3 March 2016
The value of the ATAR is being called into question. But is scrapping the ATAR the answer? The Conversation speaks to experts from across the sector to debate how best to select students. Read Andrew Norton’s response.
6 October 2015
Fee deregulation let Labor run a campaign against “$100,000 degrees”, a notion the government needs to discredit before the 2016 election. It needs positive reasons for change that were hard to find during the 2014 fees debate.
10 September 2015
Markets matter in school and higher education but they must be well designed, with government subsidies accompanied by tight controls on quality and transparent student outcomes.
30 August 2015
Looking at deregulated markets provides some insight into both how universities behave when allowed to set their own fees, and how students react to those fees.
26 August 2015
Last year’s graduate labour market was the toughest on record. No student can do much about total enrolments or the overall number of jobs. But they can possibly improve their own career prospects.
28 May 2015
Changes over the last 25 years have helped give students and applied research a higher priority than they would otherwise have received. Policy has helped keep the “public” in public university.
20 May 2015
Labor plans to write off the HELP debts of STEM graduates, but they neglect to provide any evidence that these enrolments even require further encouragement. The policy stands to be more wasteful and risky than helpful.
5 May 2015
Ending the debt write-off at death is the reform that is most needed to ensure our student loan scheme remains viable.
15 April 2015
The recent university deregulation bill may be unpopular but it includes important measures to address serious budget pressures.