Learning from HECS heroes

The super policy powers that changed education

While it may not look like it lately, there are manyLearning from HECS heroes in Australia, some collected by ANU Press in a new collection of essays on successful public policy in Australia and New Zealand, edited by Johanna Lutjens, Michael Mintrom and Paul ‘t Hart.

One really worth a read is the learned Tim Higgin’s piece on the policy and politics of creating HECs – with Labor talking about a generational review of post-school education, it is worth discovering how the last transformative changes were designed and implemented.

Saga-wise, Mr Higgins isn’t especially Icelandic but he describes the work of policy heroes and heroines, right when we need bold deeds and big ideas.


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