The Dawkins reforms - 30 years on
In July 1988, the Commonwealth Government released ‘Higher Education: A Policy Statement 1988’. The white paper reshaped the landscape of Australian higher education and the changes it catalysed have become known as ‘the Dawkins Reforms’ after the then Minister responsible for its introduction, John Dawkins. In this edition, we reflect upon the effect of these reforms, particularly on tertiary creative arts.
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