April 1, 2013

An efficient equity framework?

Sharon Bird the Minister for Higher Education and Skills has announced a new look at equity policy and revised arrangements for allocating the funding from the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP).

So what do these announcements mean in the age of efficiency, given the speech does not mention the Government efficiency dividend and the transformation of equity scholarships into equity debt? Will the Government now remove program acquittals and reduce project reporting to let universities exploit the Bradley policy settings as originally proposed?