ABC, Sydney (7:30), 11 March 2015
Hosted by Leigh Sales
The National Union of Students argue tertiary education deregulation will be unfair to students while the Vice-Chancellors of two major universities discuss the issues of access and suggest funding is an issue that needs addressing.
Video link: http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2015/s4195884.htm
Thank you for your invitation to speak, and it’s good to be here with you.
Given Parliament this week, I hope you will give me some latitude with my speech content.
I know when you invited me, that you would have had no idea what a precipitous week it would be for the future financial health of Australia’s higher education sector as legislation that seeks the passage of the worst funding cuts to the sector in some 20 years is being debated.
The Australian Financial Review, 17 July 2015
By Vicki Thomson
The Group of Eight (Go8) universities are proud to be recognised globally as Australia's eight leading research universities. We position ourselves as elite but not elitist, as educating tomorrow's leaders not just training tomorrow's workers.
The Australian, May 10, 2017
by Julie Hare
Higher tuition fees for students and a 2.5 per cent funding cut is “an opportunity lost but disaster averted”, said Michael Spence, vice-chancellor of the University of Sydney.
“It’s disappointing that after four years of debate about higher education reform in Australia that the best they can come up with is something that does nothing about the underfunding of research and does not seriously address the situation of disadvantaged students, particularly in relation to their living expenses,” Dr Spence said.
Sydney Morning Herald, 20 April 2017
It's the key question for universities grappling with the Turnbull government's abolition of 457 visas: can they still bring in the big brains they often need from overseas?
As part of the changes ushered in by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday, applicants will be required to show they have at least two years of work experience in their field to be eligible for a temporary work visa.
How to nurture Nobel Laureates? What a question to consider in just seven minutes!
The Go8, which I represent as Chief Executive here today, certainly has some strong and compelling views on the subject….but I thought I should delve into history first.
The Group of Eight, (Go8) Australia’s group of leading research intensive Universities, is pleased Prime Minister Turnbull has recognised the need for stability and continuity in the higher education portfolio by reappointing Senator Simon Birmingham.