ARINA Hayball Director Geoff Hanmer discusses the tasks universities together with the government must undertake in order to deliver tertiary education in contemporary circumstances.
Currently university campuses consist of ‘legacy’ buildings from the 1950s – 70s boom under the Menzie’s government. Hanmer says that these buildings have be used for as long as they reasonably can and fresh investment is needed.
“The Australian government, as a funding body, has a role to play in this, and should ensure that universities with low international enrolment do not get left behind. This will mean that the government will have to take a stronger role in coordinating capital expenditure,” says Hamner.