Julie Hare for The Australian
Most Recent Articles
August 5, 2015
Since Australian universities won the right to enroll any students they deemed qualified, the proportion of students failing out has spiked, especially from online programs.
April 15, 2015
As country's universities seek federal permission to raise tuition, their chief executives are seeing their pay increase sharply.
October 29, 2014
Prominent university says government's proposal to deregulate tuition will allow it to give scholarships to a third of its students; critics say Sydney's plan will help it cream students from other universities.
August 22, 2014
Leader of an Australian state suggests combining its universities -- an idea rejected two years ago as unlikely to reap benefits.
May 14, 2014
Government's "radical" changes will let institutions set their own tuition fees and require students to pay interest on their loans at lower income thresholds.
February 18, 2014
Report notes unpredictability of the higher education landscape in the South Asian country, but cites significant opportunity for universities that take a "long view" in expanding there.
November 27, 2013
Employees at an Australian university will vote this week on a proposal to tie their raises to the university's financial results, with a bonus pool possible.
November 6, 2013
Women hold 43 percent of the seats on the governing boards and councils of Australian universities -- far more than in the U.S.
July 17, 2013
Two-thirds of Australia's university students earn under $20,000 a year and one in five is under the poverty line, as tuitions and debt mount.
January 23, 2013
As would-be academics pile up short-term appointments after grad school, Australia grapples with the questions of whether it is giving too many doctorates and how to employ those who receive them.