/ 26 February 2024

Getting the education system up to speed

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Federal Education Minister Jason Clare has released the final report from the Universities Accord – the first major review into the sector since 2008. An expert panel made 47 recommendations to achieve “significant change”. The big ones include basing HECS on a graduate’s future potential earnings, doubling the number of uni places so that 80% of Aussies receive uni/other advanced training by 2050, and giving those from disadvantaged backgrounds more access. Uni administrators broadly welcomed the report. Clare says he will consider the report’s “top priorities”, but the Coalition’s Education spokeswoman Sarah Henderson wants him to move faster… She says he’s had the report for 2 months and plans to act should be more advanced. 

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