The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) call on the Senate to pass the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014. The Bill, with suitable amendments, offers a solution for university resourcing that supports the future needs of Australia’s students.
At heart, the role of universities is to educate and to develop knowledge. To do this well universities need more resources.
Numerous reviews have shown the gap now between the resources required and the income from Government and students. Governments of both sides have made clear they will not commit the additional funds needed.