University deregulation

Arena magazine 134, February-March 2015. Read the original here. Another parliamentary term, another broadside against the shaky foundations of the Australian welfare state. Following its humiliations over Medicare and the travesty of the Philip knighthood, there would seem to be few other measures left for the government to stake its credibility on than its plans… Continue reading University deregulation

The battle to save our universities is now

New Matilda, October 28 2014. Read the original here. ‘When one sees how people behave when they are all alone,’ noted Gorky in My Universities, ‘they appear to be insane.’ Insanity isn’t one of the obvious traits of the tiny coterie of Australian Vice-Chancellors. But given the broader political context, VCs’ support for university fee… Continue reading The battle to save our universities is now