A number of commentators have argued against the proposals outlined in the Government’s 2014 Budget, by and large adopting a fiercely anti-market position. Indeed, some commentators have gone so far to say higher education should be “free”. “Free” here, of course, means free for the student....
The Government’s proposals to deregulate university fees and introduce a real interest rate on debts accrued through the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) have been a source of contention since they were proposed in the 2014 Commonwealth Budget. The focus of this paper is on how HELP...Read more
This paper looks at expenditure on research in Australia and the contribution made by the higher education sector as well as the sources of research income for Australian universities. In 2011-12 about $31.6 billion was spent on research in Australia by Government research organisations,...Read more
The proposed changes to higher education, announced in the 2014 federal budget, will herald the onset of significant structural reform if implemented as planned. Expansion of commonwealth subsidies to all registered higher education providers with accredited undergraduate courses will build on...Read more
A well-founded understanding of how graduate incomes develop over time will become increasingly important for those assessing policy matters in higher education finance. This note has examined the evidence and data about graduate starting salaries and their incomes over time. The typical...Read more
Go8 universities clearly demonstrate the excellence of their performance in higher education, research and community service.
The excellent teaching, research and business performance of Go8 members attract international recognition and facilitate the national and international influence necessary to benefit Australia, advance national well-being and help solve the major challenges confronting the world.
The Go8 exists to: enhance the contribution of its member universities to the nation’s social, economic, cultural and environmental well-being and prosperity; extend the contribution of its member universities to the generation and preservation of the world’s stock of knowledge; strengthen Australia’s capacity to engage in and benefit from global developments, respond to global and local challenges; and expand opportunities for Australian students, regardless of background, to participate in world-class higher education.