Conor is a leader in policy and strategy across the education and training sectors. He has written extensively on higher education and tertiary education issues
Since its inception, HEPP has been the go-to program when governments of both sides wanted savings.
The $152 million hit in the budget will remove 40 per cent of its funding by 2019-20.
Paying extra to not pay now: the issues with a loan fee for the Higher Education Loans Program
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28 Apr 2017 | Executive Director Comment, Funding
The decision to open university undergraduate education to all interested and capable students is intended to ensure that all Australian have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills in the fields that drive them, as the basis for productive contribution to Australia’s future. The decision intentionally expanded the number of higher education graduates. It Read more
26 Apr 2017 | Executive Director Comment, Students
As we mark the fifth anniversary of the demand driven system, the data continues to show the positive benefits of a model steered by student agency and university commitment to access. The IRU regularly monitors data on the discipline choice of students. We now have sufficient figures on course completions to extend the analysis. The Read more
11 May 2016 | Education, Executive Director Comment
This article by IRU Executive Director, Conor King was published in The Australian newspaper 11 May 2016 The federal government’s flagship equity program has never been allowed to become what it was meant to be. When the latest round of cuts hit, the Higher Education Participation Program will have been turned back into the small, Read more