While on leave recently, I finalised a fun project I have had in the works for a while: my first Tiktok. I perform a brief history of Australian higher education reviews.
When teaching the Evolution of Higher Education, I typically provide this information in a list with a warning (Boring slides ahead) and ask students: From your general knowledge and experience, what have been some of the significant changes in higher education in Australia since the mid 20th century? (The introduction of HECS, the Higher Education Contribution Scheme, usually features in their responses). The rest of the slides are more interesting:
But not as much fun as Tiktok!
Let’s take a trip back in time through the politics of Australian higher education. In response to the O’Kane Accord, here is 75 years of political reform of universities in just 3½ minutes.
- 2023 O’Kane Accord Interim Report
- 1945 Mills Committee
- 1952 AVCC Crisis in Finances
- 1957 Murray Report
- 1964 Martin Report
- 1974 Whitlam Reforms
- 1979 Williams Report
- 1987 Hudson Report
- 1988 Wran Report (Dawkins Revolution) green paper and white paper
- 1995 Hoare Report
- 1998 West Report
- 2002 Nelson Review overview and outcomes
- 2008 Bradley Review
- 2011 Lomax-Smith Review
- 2014 Kemp-Norton Review
- 2017 Birmingham Reforms
- 2019 Walker Review
- 2019 Coaldrake Review
- 2019 Joyce Report
- 2019 Wellings Reforms
- 2020 Tehan Reforms
Thank you to those who encouraged me and provided suggestions and feedback (in alphabetical order): Daniel Anson, Kylie Coaldrake, Caitlin Field, Mathew Hillier, Mary Jones, Olga Kozar, Karina Luzia, Cathy Rytmeister and Robyn Westcott.
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