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Pyne must release full details of higher education policy impacts

Education Minister Christopher Pyne

Pyne’s comments in today’s Australian clearly demonstrate a Minister who doesn’t know his own policy and who is making it up on the run. Christopher Pyne and the Coalition have cut higher education funding by 20 per cent. The NTEU has shown that fees will need to increase by at least 30 per cent, and Melbourne University have said 60 ... Read More »

Pyne concedes higher education changes unsustainable

Leader of the House Christopher Pyne during House of Representatives question time at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, March 24, 2014. (AAP Image/Daniel Munoz) NO ARCHIVING

Christopher Pyne’s consideration of collecting outstanding unpaid Higher Education Loans Programme (HELP, also commonly referred to as HECS) from the estates of former students is an admission that his changes to higher education funding and regulation are not only inherently inequitable but also unsustainable. “NTEU analysis released earlier this week (How much should a uni degree cost?) shows that as ... Read More »

$100,000 university degrees not too far away

Australian Catholic University

The NTEU says that if the Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, caves into the demands of Group of Eight and some other university Vice-Chancellors and lifts the existing caps on fees charged to government supported university students, then days of $100,000 university degree will not be far off. According to a report in today’s Australian by Andrew Trounson one of ... Read More »

Time to consider US-style university system

Australian Universities

By Fred Hilmer The recent Facebook post by Education Minister Christopher Pyne querying whether Australia’s higher education system could include US-style colleges was interesting to say the least. Obviously a comment on social media doesn’t constitute a formal policy announcement.  But hopefully it signals that the federal government is open to a serious shake-up of higher education in this country. ... Read More »

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