Clare to announce HE Accord process

Education Minister Jason Clare tweets, “he will make a major announcement about universities” this week

“The terms of reference and panel of “eminent Australians” to report on an accord between government and universities?” CMM asks. “Does the pope wear a beanie?” HE insiders reply.

As to where and when – Mr Clare is speaking at Uni Sydney on Wednesday evening. He’s delivering the Bradley Oration, in honour of the late Denise Bradley, whose 2008 review of HE led to the demand driven system and the creation of TEQSA.

Mr Clare has Bradley-like ambitions for his accord, “I want the outcome of this accord to define Australian higher education as one of the most accessible, equitable, integrated, quality systems in the world,” he said last month (CMM October 14).