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.
Good morning, early birds. The government will announce a new university funding scheme tied to performance tests, and China issues fresh threats. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Chief Justice Robert French's review into Australian universities found no evidence of a free speech crisis on campuses. That didn't stop conservatives from reporting that it had.
Can a line be drawn between protecting free speech and protecting against false speech? This is the question of a new government review.
Data released by Austrade have shown that the number of visas issued to Chinese tertiary students has dropped for the first time in years, amid ongoing claims of interference by the Chinese government.
Forget the boats. Hundreds of thousands of Chinese people have flooded into Australia, and no one seems to be taking the threat seriously.
The government's continuing war on higher education funding reflects a decades-old mentality that universities only have economic value.
The left have been quick to trumpet the Australian Human Rights Commission's "Changing the Course" report on sexual assault on university campuses, but the report plays fast and loose with statistics.
Christopher Pyne's bungling of his higher education reforms demonstrates the flaws that have bedevilled the government -- and it's not even clear the government is aware of them.