Let's not focus on graduate incomes when assessing the worth of education
We should keep in mind that education is valuable beyond graduate earning capacity, and that what a student learns during their education can have little to do with why they earn more.
Students of the future
In Australia, as in the UK, we see considerable public discussion around higher education. More recently we have seen elements of that discussion turn to debate centred on the very heart of a university’s purpose.
2018 federal budget: eyes firmly set on the next election
This time the pressure is particularly intense, given that the Turnbull government has trailed Labor in the past 31 Newspolls.
2018 federal budget: tax splash as Treasurer Scott Morrison shows us the money
Scott Morrison's 2018 federal budget is aimed at winning back middle Australia, with 10 million workers set to receive tax refunds worth up to $530.
Microfinance: magic bullet or quick fix?
The programs to date have delivered, at best, only modest results in the fight against poverty.
America's allies will bear the brunt of Trump's trade protectionism
America's allies will bear the brunt of Trump's trade protectionism but it is unclear whether the new tariffs will affect Australian steel imports.
Margaret Gardner AO
President and Vice-Chancellor, Monash University
Research Associate, Faculty of Education
Jean Monnet Chair in Politics and Economics, Monash University
Lecturer, School of Social Sciences
Researcher and lecturer in anthropology