| Education, Funding

Higher Education Support Amendment (Demand driven system and other changes) Bill 2011

The IRU supports passage through the House of Representatives of the Higher Education Support Amendment (Demand driven system and other changes) Bill 2011,scheduled for debate today [Wednesday 1 June 2011]. The legislation will ensure universities are funded for each student they enrol from 2012, a critical element of the Government’s reforms to higher education.

“The Bill achieves its intended purpose of allowing universities to be funded for each enrolled undergraduate place except for medicine,” said Professor Ian O’Connor, IRU Chair. “This is a major step forward for universities, recognising the need to open access to all Australians capable of university study.