Attachment: Enquiry into higher education reform 2017
The Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations is greatly concerned with the 2017 Higher Education Reform Package released as part of the 2017/18 Federal Budget. These concerns have been expressed publicly by CAPA and also by the rest of the Higher Education Sector including unions, Vice-Chancellors, peak bodies and students. Given the extent of negative responses to the reform package CAPA is urging the Senate to reject the Higher Education Support Legislation Amendment Bill 2017. Below we will outline the specific issues with the legislation presented as well as research that indicates the importance of the Higher Education Sector to the Australian economy.