Opinion

The dream of an affordable university education is at risk

By Dr Alison Barnes
April 25 2022 - 7:30pm
We have an opportunity to change the fate of the university sector and save Australian higher education. Picture: Shutterstock

Throughout this election campaign Australia's fourth largest export, higher education, has barely rated a mention. Despite its indisputable status as an economic powerhouse, a source of jobs for more than 200,000 Australians, a driver of research and innovation and a place of learning for more than a million students - it has largely been abandoned.

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