One option could be to cut per-student funding and instead raise the student contribution from an average of about 40% to 50%, by raising HECS caps.
In five years' time, India will have the largest tertiary-age population in the world. But supply is unlikely to be able to meet demand. This provides a good opportunity for Australia.
Some good news for UK government policy.
The unavoidable regime of publication pervades contemporary academic life across the world. While presented as a virtuous thing, it can actually suffocate the academic profession.
Not only does higher education build the economy's skills and knowledge, but that it pays for itself and much else many times over.
Mentoring support and campus visits are a couple of ways of familiarising students with university.
While on the face of it a 1.5% increase in the number of disadvantaged students going to university might seem minimal, in real terms this is genuinely significant.
Labor's policy essentially creates a new layer of tertiary education that would involve universities and TAFE Institutes working together to deliver associate degrees and advanced diplomas.
The new venture between Melbourne and Monash Universities will help bridge the gap that exists in commericialising medical research.
Government plans to introduce more flexibility could be destabilising for universities.
Now that the OLT is closing and the grants and fellowships are lost, it is not clear whether the government will play an active role in enhancing teaching excellence in our universities.
Over the next ten years, 40% of jobs are predicted to disappear. Universities will be essential to helping people reskill, upskill and reinvent their jobs.
Young people have a lot at stake when it comes to current political decisions. Yet 48% of 18-year-olds and nearly 24% of 19-year-olds are not registered to vote.
The onus is now on students, universities and the wider public to make clear where they stand on the options laid out in the discussion paper.
The path to employment is not easy for a young person. Follow the lines in our flow chart to see the many different pathways young people might have to take to secure a job.
While schools receive an extra $1.2 billion in funding for 2018-20, reforms for higher education are delayed by a further year.
In future, we'll all need to be a little more like Leonardo da Vinci.
Writer and social commentator Jane Caro told Q&A that Australia has one of the most unequal education systems in the OECD. Is that right?
Around the world, leading universities have established themselves as well-known brands. In France, we haven't yet entered the race for global higher education.
A violent attack on a female student at one of South Africa's prominent universities was not an isolated incident. It told a universal tale of how patriarchy still rules.