Unis Aus kabooms Birmingham back

Peak lobby Universities Australia responded to Simon Birmingham’s attacks on attrition and graduate employment yesterday, suggesting he had things out of proportion.

“The government has tried to dress up a one per cent drop in the percentage of students completing their degrees within six years as an argument for performance funding. … Let us speak frankly. This type of criticism is really a Trojan horse for the government’s crusade to impose new conditions on university funding as part of a broader plan to deliver budget savings,” UA chief Belinda Robinson said.

As with the minister, her audience is Ms Sharkie and the Senate crossbench.


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