Christopher Pyne Addresses National Press Club On Higher Education Changes

The Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, has delivered an Address to the National Press Club on his higher education reforms.

  • Listen to Pyne’s speech (29m)
  • Listen to Pyne take questions (26m)
  • Watch Pyne (56m)

Transcript of Education Minister Christopher Pyne’s Address to the National Press Club.

Introduction

In the Federal Budget in May, the Government announced a package of changes to Australia’s higher education system. These changes will spread opportunity for students and ensure Australia will not be left behind by cut-throat international competition and disruptive technologies in higher education. [Read more…]


Factsheet: Labor’s Online University Proposal

This is a factsheet issued by the ALP providing details about its proposed online university.

The policy forms part of the ALP’s Knowledge Nation strategy released today by the Leader of the Opposition, Kim Beazley.

ALP policy for an online university.

The University of Australia Online

Labor’s University of Australia Online has two major goals:

  • to increase the number of Australians completing university degrees;
  • to make Australia the world-leader in online education.

We must increase access to university because we know that our economy needs more skilled graduates and that certain groups of Australians still do not participate fully in higher education.

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Tony Abbott Attacks Marxist Influence On Curriculum And Teaching In Universities

Tony Abbott was 21 years old when he made this appearance on ABC television to discuss curriculum and teaching in Australian universities.

Abbott appeared on the ABC’s nightly current affairs program, Nationwide. At the time, he was the President of the Students’ Representative Council at the University of Sydney.

Abbott attacked Marxist influence in the universities and claimed there had been a decline in academic standards. [Read more…]