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Andrew Norton

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Tertiary student finances under COVID-19

Tertiary education students have three main sources of financial support ­– their families, the labour market and government payments. This paper explores how COVID-19 affected these sources of student finance.
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After demand driven funding in Australia: competing models for distributing student places to universities, courses and students

This paper looks closely at the debate in Australia to find general lessons arising from the current drift towards greater political control over how many people make it to higher education.
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Risks and rewards: when is vocational education a good alternative to higher education?

This report argues that a good tertiary education system steers prospective students towards courses that increase their employment opportunities and minimise their risks, and that Australia’s post-school system does not always achieve this goal.
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Commonwealth Orange Book 2019: policy priorities for the federal government

This report rates Australia’s performance against similar countries and proposes policy reforms for schools and universities, hospitals and housing, roads and railways, cities and regions, budgets and taxes, retirement incomes, and climate change.
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Mapping Australian higher education 2018

Ths report presents an overview of higher education policy and trends. Since its first edition in early 2012, the report has established itself as a widely used, one-stop source of information on higher education.