Tim Pitman


Australia should start planning for universal tertiary education

The foundation of the Australian higher education system is built on two broad principles. The first is that they exist for the betterment of the nation. The second is that the doors of universities and other higher education institutions are open to everyone.

Higher education policy in 2018: culture wars reignite, but in the end it’s all about the money

Tensions between the government and the university sector ran high in 2018, with the government cutting funding to student places and research and a big push back from universities.

Pathways to higher education: the efficacy of enabling and sub-bachelor pathways for disadvantaged students

This report details the findings of the Enabling programmes for disadvantaged student groups project, which was funded as part of the Australian Government Department of Education and Training National Priorities Pool funding 2014 round with the research undertaken in 2015.