| Education, Funding

Government’s higher education cuts to pay for flood package will stymie growth and quality

The IRU is disappointed with cuts impacting on the government’s higher education agenda, which will hamper universities’ capacity to realise increased participation in university study.

Professor Ian O’Connor, Chair of the IRU, says the abolition of the Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) in particular is deeply concerning.

“The ALTC has been a significant player promoting and recognising quality teaching and learning,” Professor O’Connor said.