Dan Tehan's new uni-fees arrangements are (a) increasingly onerous for students (b) inconsistent in government contributions (c) shallow in economic rationales and (d) not serious about equity issues.
It's telling that the government's proposal to radically overhaul university fee structures has been disparaged by figures from across the political map.
The state restrictions placed on public places in response to the Covid-19 pandemic has put great strain on higher education, effectively mothballing campuses without staff or students on site.
Universities across the world are floundering from the effects of coronavirus. Some are struggling to survive and risk bankruptcy.
Each time there was a sharp increase in enrolments there was a corresponding claim that higher education was in 'crisis' again.
China says it has gone to a 'war footing' to deal with a new outbreak of the virus in Beijing. Here is a reality check: it isn't over yet.
The University of Queensland's approach in tackling this fire cracker has been to treat any criticism of overreliance on China, be it through student numbers or the funding of Confucius Institutes, as an attack on their
There have been times in history when finding out the truth – or at least what was generally accepted as the truth – was fairly unambiguous and straightforward.
Many social norms, widespread poverty, institutional practices and inequality prevent access to quality education - especially for girls.
This state of affairs is highly unsatisfactory, but it is one made worse by the governance of tertiary institutions that remains, at heart, anti-democratic and oligarchical.
Australians celebrate larrikins like Ned Kelly and Ben Hall, celebrated bushrangers who spent their lives fighting police. Australians deliberately flout authority, and parents often challenge schools and belittle teachers.
Despite the ‘evidence institute’ enjoying bipartisan support and being included in the National School Reform Agreement nothing has happened.