Despite a substantial increase in education funding since the 2000s, Australia's educational outcomes have gone backwards — and neither side is up for the challenge of fixing the problem.
Chinese enrolments are expected to plummet. Indian students are facing huge difficulties after visa changes. The question for Australia’s higher education sector is: what's next?
Monash University's student union recently made headlines for effectively excluding international students from elections. This incident is not an outlier.
Take it from a tutor: the media's obsession with Chinese students is misguided at best and racist dog-whistling at its worst.
There's no shortage of innovative, smart and dedicated teachers. The real question is, why do these people want to leave the industry?
Australia's policy imagination is moored in disciplinary logic. Maya Newell's new doco shows the harm that can cause.
A new report shows the extraordinary extent of dependence by Australian universities on Chinese students. But that's just one way in which our addiction to this revenue stream is harming us.
You can't swing a laptop bag in a major city without hitting an 'innovation hub'. Years after Malcolm Turnbull's 'ideas boom' failed to materialise, innovation remains on state government agendas.
After an eternity of negotiations with universities around Australia, the Ramsay Centre for Western Civilisation seems barely any closer to finding a true home.