Australian HERDSA members: Senate Inquiry
Wed, 17 Jan 2001 09:12:17 +1100
The HERDSA President, Dr Angela Brew, posts this message to all HERDSA
members in Australia:
What should HERDSA say to the Senate Inquiry on the Capacity of Public
Universities to meet Australia's Higher Education Needs?
I am putting together a submission to this Inquiry on behalf of HERDSA and
would welcome your suggestions as to what to include. The Committee for the
Inquiry has been asked to focus on:
(a) the adequacy of current funding arrangements;
(b) the effect of increasing reliance on private funding and market
behaviour on the sector’s ability to meet Australia’s education, training
and research needs;
(c) public liability consequences of private, commercial activities of
(d) the equality of opportunity to participate in higher education;
(e) the factors affecting the ability of Australian public universities to
attract and retain staff in the context of competitive local and global
markets and the intellectual culture of universities;
(f) the capacity of public universities to contribute to economic growth;
(g) the regulation of the higher education sector in the global environment;
(h) the nature and sufficiency of independent advice to government on
higher education matters, particularly having regard to the abolition of
the National Board of Employment, Education and Training.
Further details are available on:
Please send submissions and suggestions (any length!) to Coral Watson:
email@example.com by Friday 23 February 2001. This will enable
me, together with the HERDSA Executive to prepare a considered response.
Thank you. I look forward to hearing your suggestions.
Dr Angela Brew
Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
PO Box 516
Jamison ACT 2614