The Innovative Research Universities (IRU) supports the passage of the Higher Education and Research Reform Amendment Bill 2014 (the Bill) with amendments to address weaknesses in the Government’s plan.
The Bill will put in place reforms to higher education that may provide a viable basis for universities over the next decade. The Bill provides a way ahead. It retains open access to government supported higher education. It proposes mechanisms to give universities the resources they need. These combine Government funding with student fees agreed between university and student.