Terms of Reference

The following matters be referred to the Education and Employment References Committee for inquiry and report by 17 March 2015:

  1. the principles of the Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014;
  2. alternatives to deregulation in order to maintain a sustainable higher education system;
  3. the latest data and projections on student enrolments, targets, dropout rates and the Higher Education Loans Program;
  4. structural adjustment pressures, and the adequacy of proposed measures to sustain high quality delivery of higher education in Australia’s regions;
  5. the appropriateness and accuracy of government advertising in support of higher education measures, including those previously rejected by the Senate;
  6. research infrastructure; and
  7. any other related matters.

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