Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/67772
Authors: 
Milne, Frank
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
Queen's Economics Department Working Paper 1080
Abstract: 
Over the last decade and a half, the Australian Universities have been subjected to a series of reforms introduced by the Australian Commonwealth Government. This paper discusses these reforms, subsequent policy changes, and their impact on the Australian university system. I will argue that the experience has been a disaster and will have long-term adverse effects on the Australian universities, the faculty, the education of university graduates and a detrimental, long term impact on the Australian economy and society. Not all the reforms were ill-judged: a few of the changes imposed on the system were sensible ideas, but the overall impact has been to diminish the quality of the university system and lead to a serious brain drain of quality academics.
Subjects: 
Australia
Higher Education Policy Failure
Universities
JEL: 
I21
I23
I28
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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