Report

Principles of the Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014, and related matters

17 March 2015

© Commonwealth of Australia 2015
ISBN 978-1-76010-169-5

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MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 15KB)
RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF 62KB)
CHAPTER 1 (PDF 96KB)

Reference
Conduct of the inquiry
Legislative context
Australia's higher education sector is world-class
Acknowledgements
Notes on references

CHAPTER 2 (PDF 164KB)

Fees will sky-rocket
"Unsustainable" HELP DEBT will increase
Unfair debt will result in social inequity
Who stands to benefit

CHAPTER 3 (PDF 224KB)

The value of the Research Training Scheme (RTS) and PhDs
The National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS)

CHAPTER 4 (PDF 284KB)

False and misleading advertising – a waste of taxpayer dollars
The current system works
Fee deregulation is unnecessary
Debt but no degree
Complex changes should not be based on flawed policy
Alternatives to deregulation
Incremental increase in scholarship contribution
The Chapman-Phillips model
Rushed radical changes are not in the national interest

COALITION SENATORS' DISSENTING REPORT (PDF 235KB)

Principles of Coalition Higher Education Policy
The importance of universities to Australia
The autonomy of universities
The importance of quality in Australia’s higher education sector
The crucial role of universities in creating opportunity
The importance of research
Specific response to majority report
Key points of the Higher Education reform package

APPENDIX 1 - Submissions Received (PDF 13KB)
APPENDIX 2 - Public Hearing (PDF 7KB)
APPENDIX 3 - Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 - Submissions Received (PDF 23KB)

Committee Secretariat contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Education and Employment Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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

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