Politics With Michelle Grattan: Jason Clare On The Future Of Education In Australia


Author: Michelle Grattan

(MENAFN- The Conversation) The government has released its Universities Accord report , produced by a committee chaired by Mary O'Kane, a former vice-chancellor at the University of Adelaide.

The recommendations will be considered by the Minister for Education, Jason Clare and the government over the coming months, although Clare has given a few hints about what his response might be on certain issues.

One proposal Clare clearly favours is for an Australian Tertiary Education Commission which the report says would“provide the leadership and stewardship necessary to transform the tertiary education system”. Clare says it would give

The report canvasses a range of changes to assist students cope better financially. One is to pay students for time spent in (now unpaid) placements, which are often extensive in courses such as nursing and teaching. Clare is sympathetic.

On why the government isn't hastening to do more now, Clare describes why he takes the long-term view.


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