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Source: theaustralian.n Posted By: Cortinas E...4654 days ago

The Government wants 40per cent of people between 25 and 34 to have bachelor degrees or higher by 2025. That equates to an extra 550,000 graduates, or 20 new universities. Higher education will become almost universal for school-leavers.

When the Hawke government unleashed its higher education reforms in the late 1980s, it transformed the universities from elite to mass institutions. But there was a cost: a system shaped by ministerial decree, and micro-managed by the federal bureaucracy.


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