Tag Archives: deregulation

University Students in Coalition Razor Gang Sights

An incoming Abbott Government would consider raising student fees by up to 25%, according to reports in The Sunday Telegraph. The opposition would considering reintroducing a cap on the number of university places to save $2.6 billion, a move the Government says reflects the Coalition’s “born to rule mentality.”

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University Rankings Question Need for Deregulation

Only a fortnight after UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer criticised government bureaucracy and fee regulation as restrictive, newly released university rankings have shown Australian universities are performing better than ever. The latest Academic Rankings of World Universities places 19 of Australia’s 37 universities in the top 500, the third highest number of universities in the …

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Hilmer Calls for Greater Fee Deregulation

UNSW Vice-Chancellor Fred Hilmer has used a speech to the National Press Club to call for greater deregulation of universities, criticizing government policy as dysfunctional. Hilmer told those gathered that tight budgetary conditions and increased enrollments had seen many universities realise that ‘fee-flexibility’ was the best way to increase funding.

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