Hacking Australia’s Future: Threats to institutional autonomy, academic freedom and student choice in Australian higher education

Hacking Australia’s Future: Threats to institutional autonomy, academic freedom and student choice in Australian higher education

7 November 2003

© Commonwealth of Australia 2003
ISBN 0 642 71334 0

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View the report as separate downloadable parts:

Membership of Committee (PDF 16KB)
 
Terms of reference (PDF 15KB)
 
Recommendation (PDF 23KB)
 
Foreword (PDF 93KB)
 
Chapter 1 - Introduction (PDF 91KB)

Characteristics of the inquiry
Overview of policy
Issues of contention
Conclusion

 
Chapter 2 - Shifting the costs of higher education (PDF 185KB)

The decline of indexation
The call for adequate indexation
The Commonwealth’s contribution: the Commonwealth Grants Scheme
Changes to the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS)
No growth in places and reallocation of marginally funded places
HECS – HELP
Equity issues
Conclusion

 
Chapter 3 - University Governance and management issues (PDF 82KB)

Funding agreements: ministerial discretion and micro-management
University governance

 
Chapter 4 - Precipitating industrial conflict (PDF 59KB)

Real industrial relations issues
Conclusion

 
Chapter 5 - Student participation in student organisations (PDF 51KB)

What student organisations are about
Financial costs of ending automatic fees
Conclusion

 
Conclusion (PDF 15KB)
 
Government Senators' Report (PDF 58KB)
 
Australian Democrats' Supplementary Report (PDF 128KB)
 
Australian Greens' Report (PDF 99KB)
 
Appendix 1 - List of submissions (PDF 80KB)
 
Appendix 2 - Hearing and witnesses (PDF 22KB)
 
Appendix 3 - Tabled documents and answers to questions on notice (PDF 97KB)

For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Standing Committees on Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3521
Fax: +61 2 6277 5706
Email: eet.sen@aph.gov.au

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