This thesis attempts to explain why privatisation, in its various forms, has taken place in
Australian higher education and to assess the implications of the emergence of a small sector of
private providers upon public policy in general, and of changes to the mode of provision,
financing and regulation in particular. (1) It will argue that economic and fiscal pressures have
curtailed the Commonwealth's ability to fund adequately higher education expansion and that
privatisation, through...[Show more]
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