Latest News

Professor Barney Glover to become new Chair of Universities Australia 20 Feb 2015
The Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Western Sydney Professor Barney Glover, will become the next Chair of Universities Australia, the current Chair, Professor Sandra Harding, announced today.
Read More
Ambitious teacher education agenda will benefit students 13 Feb 2015
The Teacher Education Ministerial Advisory Group (TMAG) report and the Government’s response both outline a practical and ambitious teacher education strategy broadly supported by Universities Australia.
Read More

More Media & News

Latest Submissions, Reports and Studies

Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014 27 Feb 2015
On 12 February, the Senate referred the Higher Education and Research Reform Bill 2014 (the Bill) to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee for inquiry and report. Universities Australia’s position in relation to the Bill is unchanged from that developed in response to the original Bill introduced by the Government in August 2014, noting that the new Bill has addressed a number of concerns raised by the sector. An important exception has been in relation to the magnitude of the proposed 20 per cent cut to per student funding. Universities Australia encourages Senators to work with the Government to further amend and pass the Bill in the interests of reducing uncertainty and securing a high quality Australian higher education system that is accessible, financially sustainable, and affordable for both students and taxpayers.
Read More
2015-16 Pre-Budget Submission 18 Feb 2015
Australia’s universities are a critical part of our national economic infrastructure. Adequate levels of public investment help drive Australia’s international competitiveness and productivity growth. Universities educate our workforce and underpin our research and innovation capacity. They are the major providers of education services to international students, earning more than $16 billion annually in national income.
Read More

More Submissions, Reports & Studies