This statement outlines the reasons behind the urgent need for the development of a strategic approach to Australia’s open scholarship environment to benefit researchers, research funders, and end users, including industry and the community.
The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia calls on the next government of Australia to redouble its commitment to support the social science research which underpins policy development and the connection of research with policymakers.
Labor’s policy wouldn’t only give universities a funding boost, it would help universities adapt to and plan for future needs, writes Andrew Norton.
To mark ten years since the introduction of a demand driven funding system for university places, the Innovative Research Universities (IRU) group has released new analysis of the key achievements of the system. The report illustrates five key achievements of the demand driven system and...
This report into Australia's tertiary education system identifies the formidable challenges that need to be addressed to deliver better outcomes for the country. It makes recommendations that may add greater coherence to the policy framework which controls all post-secondary education in Australia.
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.
This consultation paper sets out options for a new mechanism for the federal government's allocation of enabling, sub-bachelor and postgraduate courses, and is seeking stakeholder feedback on which courses should be funded and why.
With a range of new technologies bearing down upon us, huge shifts in the global order under way, longer lives – and potentially longer working lives – it is vital that Australia has a flexible, adaptable tertiary education and training system which gives us the...
With higher education in the spotlight and legislation before the federal parliament, the Whitlam Institute has released this paper, which offers a bold and personal account of how universities have ‘fallen from grace.’
New Zealand's Labour Party has unveiled its biggest promise of the election campaign, promising to make tertiary education free for the first three years of study.
This paper is a reference tool for those needing to locate specific changes quickly and place them in their chronological context, rather than a definitive history of income support for student in Australia.
Examines how the research capability of staff within New Zealand universities has evolved since 2003.
Government investment in first class research infrastructure is vital to the long-term sustainability of Australia’s research program, driving innovation, economic productivity and social benefits for the nation. National research facilities are built and maintained for the public good. As such there is a fundamental role...
The Government welcomes the Higher Education Standards Panel’s Report on how the admissions policies and processes of higher education providers can be made clearer, easier to access and more useful, to inform the choices and decisions of prospective students and their families.
A 15 per cent loan fee on all new tertiary education lending could save the Commonwealth $700 million a year and make the Higher Education Loan Program more affordable for government. The fee would help to offset the government’s interest costs, while being fair to...
This Policy Statement sets out how to ensure regional research systems are sufficiently robust to enable valuable research to be conducted throughout Australia.
The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to carry out an inquiry into “new models of tertiary education” in New Zealand. The inquiry takes a whole-of-system perspective, considering how trends – especially in technology, tuition costs, skill demand, demography and internationalisation – may drive changes...
This special edition of the 'Policy Studies' journal examines performance measurement in social and public policy and public services. Taking a policy instrument perspective the papers in the edition, the articles examine the postitive and negative effects of performance measurement, and what works.