Simon Birmingham has announced the deregulation of university fees will be delayed until 2017 at the earliest.
New Education Minister Simon Birmingham says the Turnbull government will abandon plans to deregulate university fees in time for 2016.
Labor want to position itself as the education party.
Labor has released a higher education policy intended to restart a discussion stalled by the failure of the Coalition’s deregulation package to pass the Senate. What is the point of the promised funding guarantee?
Labor has said it would immediately scrap cuts to higher education if it won office.
The opposition’s statement today rules out a number of the current government’s policies. Deregulation, as they’ve said before, but also plans to expand the demand-driven system.
Universities need to be encouraged to collaborate more, not compete more.
Currently universities collaborate with one another and with other sectors in myriad ways, greater competition through deregulation could discourage such collaborations.
Australia ranks 30th of 31 OECD countries for public investment in higher education.
What are some of the consequences for reduced and declining government funding for Australia’s university sector?
If Shorten wants to bring back compacts he should learn from the first time.
If a future government does decide to resurrect compact-like agreements, they should learn from the first two goes with them.
More expensive universities aren’t necessarily better, but international students usually think so.
International students are more attracted to universities that charge more, so would price equal quality in the eyes of Aussie students if fees were uncapped?
If universities increase their fees and students can’t pay their loans, should the university be held responsible?
ANU economists argue that Australian universities should have “skin in the game” on Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) debts.
Australia’s universities all have pretty high standards, so how to pick one?
All of the universities in Australia are of a high standard, so what makes them so good, and how do you choose between them?
Are universities counting their pennies?
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As universities swallow a £150m cut to their teaching budgets, are they in a stable financial position?
Graduating, but with how much debt?
Policies announced in George Osborne's budget could harm students' access to university and cost the state more.
On your own from here?
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There are suggestions that grants to help students cover their living costs could be cut.
It’s in universities’ best interests to keep the government onside.
Should publicly funded institutes such as universities be allowed to make political donations?
The university experience means more than a piece of paper and a photo in a cap and gown.
We value the boosted career and wealth outcomes for graduates and what that does for our economy, but university has more value than that.
Academics want to conduct blue sky research, but that’s not why people pay to go to university.
Knowledge for the sake of knowledge is important, but universities, as public institutions, have a responsibility to fulfil their public role too.
Promoting and funding teaching projects needs to be national, and not favour the elite universities.
A government office to support teaching has been put out to tender, but will the university that wins the contract be fair in doling out funds and projects?
Cuts to funding in education and research shows a lack of planning for the future.
You could be forgiven for thinking that education was left largely untouched in Tuesday’s federal budget. But the tinkerings to last year's education budget still mean a "fail" for education funding.
Despite being rolled twice, the budget is trying again with fee deregulation.
Today’s budget fails to provide any new incentives to a Senate that is going to need a strong reason to give the deregulation bill a third run.
Back to school for Nicky Morgan.
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From a College of Teaching to vocational education, international students and whether to raise tuition fees, there is a lot in the ministers' inboxes.
The Finance Minister, Mathias Cormann promised on budget eve that the government remains committed to the package of changes to higher education reforms announced by Education Minister Christopher Pyne…