The long and the short of HE reviews, or inquiries

“We need a broad-ranging review of our sector that asks simply what Australia wants from its universities – and how that vision can be funded through a sensible balance of public finances and other funding streams,” UNSW VC Ian Jacobs, message to alumni.

Alternatively, perhaps a Senate committee inquiry into Minister Tehan’s bills might suffice. “I am absolutely sure there will have to be a Senate inquiry that will have to examine the pros and cons of what has been proposed, cross-bench senator, Rex Patrick (Centre Alliance SA) told Sky News yesterday.