Expert Panel To Advise On Higher Education Sector Finances

Education Minister Simon Birmingham has announced the members of the expert panel who will assist to determine higher education funding reform, expected to include discipline cluster funding and changes to the Higher Education Loan Program.  Members are:

  • Dr Michele Allan, CSIRO Director, Chair of Meat & Livestock Australia and Charles Sturt University Chancellor; 
  • Professor Peter Noonan, Mitchell Professorial Fellow at Victoria University and Member of the Bradley Review Panel;
  • Andrew Norton, Grattan Institute Higher Education Program Director; and
  • Professor Sally Walker, Principal at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and former VC of Deakin University.

One year funding contracts will be put in place until the current Mission Compact agreement runs out but from 2018, Universities Australia hope that 3 year funding agreements will be applied