Author Archives: Editor

The unspoken elephant in the University Accord room: Vice-Chancellors’ salaries and unaccountable governance 

Open letter to the Federal Minister of Education, the Hon Jason Clare Dear Minister, Public Universities Australia welcomes and commend your work on the recently released University Accord. Your official media release proposes that one of the priorities for the … Continue reading

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A troubling future for Tasmania’s University

The conflict over UTAS’s proposed move from the Sandy Bay campus to the Hobart CBD is dismissed by former Labor Premier Michael Field as based on nostalgia and nimbyism. This misses the main objection to the master-plan, and why it … Continue reading

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Briefing note for journalists – 26 October 2022

PUA is the new peak body of the Australian university sector. It was founded in October 2021 to represent the key stakeholders of the tertiary education system ranging from students to professors and other university staff. Unlike Universities Australia (UA) … Continue reading

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Higher Education – Corporate or Public?

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Open letter to the Premier concerning the University of Tasmania

12 October 2022 Honourable Jeremy Rockliff MHA Premier of Tasmania Parliament House, Hobart 7000 Dear Premier You will already be aware of a very significant level of public concern about the proposals on the part of the management of the … Continue reading

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A budget proposal in the public interest:’50-50-25’

The Australian Universities and Publicly Funded Research Agencies urgently need to put measures in place that secure long-term stability and appropriate growth of the sector. They must prepare now for the expected prolonged periods of fiscal constraint in consequence of … Continue reading

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Submission on Academic Employment to Hon. Jason Clare

The current crisis in academic employment is the direct consequence of decisions made by previous governments over the past three decades or more. At its heart is the failure by either major party in office to provide adequate and secure … Continue reading

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Public Universities Australia calls for urgent university governance reform

                                                                                    Media Release 25 May 2022 Public Universities Australia calls for urgent university governance reform Public Universities Australia welcomes the change of the Australian Government and looks forward to working with the new education minister on improving the public … Continue reading

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How to respond to the declining role of the arts and humanities in universities

2022-03-24 13.02.10 How to respond to the declining role of the arts and humanities in universities (video and audio) A national panel discussion: causation, challenges, and responses. Organised by the Departmental Integrity and Diversity Committee of the University of Sydney … Continue reading

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RESPONSE TO THE CENSORSHIP OF ARC

As has been well documented, the Interim Minister of Education, Stuart Robert, vetoed the funding of six Australian Research Council’s (ARC) Discovery Projects applications.  These projects were approved for funding by the ARC’s College of Experts following a meticulous refereeing … Continue reading

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