20
Mar
2012

Higher education pricing

by Andrew Norton


Policy tensions exist in Australia’s higher education funding system with several vice-chancellors recently calling for partial deregulation of student contributions. A more market-based higher education system would avoid major problems of the current system, but bring some of its own. This should not stop the evolutionary movement towards a more market-based system, one that will give more scope to student choices, and place less reliance on unreliable regulators.