It all started fifteen years ago, when Opposition Education ‘Spookesman’ Michael Lee got leaked to him a cabinet submission from Education Minister David Kemp. Lee explained how he derived his $100,000 estimate in an interview with Matt Peacock on ABC’s PM program on 13 October 1999:
Following the introduction of HECS, and changes to the system in the 1990s and again in 2005, several studies examined the impact of tuition fees on participation in higher education. In particular, studies looked at the impact of fees on participation by people from low SES backgrounds. In...Read more
Proposed changes to higher education funding currently before Parliament include a sizeable cut to Commonwealth subsidies for student places, and deregulation of fees. While both are contentious, most would agree that the worst case scenario for the sector would be a funding cut without fee...Read more
Proposed changes to Higher Education In the 2014 Commonwealth Budget have drawn comparison with the United States in regard to their perceived levels of student fees and graduate indebtedness, including reference to graduates with debts of over $100,000. This report presents a summary of actual...Read more
In the 2014 Commonwealth Budget the Government outlined major changes to Higher Education including the deregulation of student contributions. This proposal has elicited numerous comparisons with the United States in regard to their perceived levels of student fees and student indebtedness at...Read more
2014 has been a significant year for Australia’s higher education sector. Whilst proposed budget changes await negotiations in the Senate, focus has started to shift towards research. Debate has so far included the prospect of replacing traditional publication metrics with industry engagement...Read more
Gaining a better understanding of why international students choose to live and study in Australia is vital to the future of Australia’s fourth largest export industry, estimated at contributing around $15 billion a year to the economy.
In 2010, more than 4.1 million tertiary students...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.