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The government’s options for higher education reform come with significant trade offs. from www.shutterstock.com

Rushed reform benefits no one in the end

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.
If Shorten wants to bring back compacts he should learn from the first time. AAP/Lukas Coch

Why does no-one seem to like compacts?

If a future government does decide to resurrect compact-like agreements, they should learn from the first two goes with them.
Senator Wang has floated the idea of letting each university choose whether they want to take a government cut and set their own fees, or maintain the status quo. AAP/Alan Porritt

An opt-in or -out system of fee deregulation will split the sector

Earlier this week, Palmer United Party senator Zhenya Wang proposed an opt-in/opt-out model for university fee deregulation. On face value it is an attractive proposal for many, but if introduced poorly…